The 8 miles long Wolverhampton
to Walsall railway opened on 1st November, 1872. It
was jointly operated by the London & North Western
Railway and the Midland Railway.
The line started at
Wolverhampton High Level station and ended at North
Walsall station with five intermediate stations in
between. They were at Heath Town, Wednesfield,
Willenhall, Short Heath, and Bentley.
arose between the two operating companies and legal
proceedings followed, which resulted in the L.N.W.R.
buying the Wolverhampton & Walsall Railway in 1875.
On 1st June, 1876
when the L.N.W.R. had completed the Wolverhampton,
Walsall & Midland Junction line, the company sold the
Wolverhampton & Walsall Railway to the Midland
Railway, and so L.N.W.R. services on the
line ended on 31st July, 1876.