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Bloomsbury and Nechells station

LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Lichfield
LMS Route: Birmingham - Soho Road - Perry Barr - Birmingham

Together with other towns and cities in Britain, the rapid increase in Birmingham's population which rippled out from the centre of the town (Birmingham not being granted City status until 1889) brought an increasing need to provide local commuter services. This was not foreseen under the original proposals being an example of how the railway itself was having an impact upon economic and social life in the country. In Birmingham this meant several central suburban stations were built to meet the demand. Examples being Stechford in October 1844, Saltley and Lawley Street stations on 1st October 1854, Aston on 1st November 1854. As part of the expansion, half way between Lawley Street station and Aston station a new station called Bloomsbury and Nechells station was opened on 1st August 1856. The station was closed on 1st March 1869 being replaced by a new station at Vauxhall built on the site of the old GJR temporary terminus, approximately half way between Bloomsbury and Nechells station and Lawley Street station.