Notes: The station was built at the request of Thomas C. Whitmore
Park Estate, opposite the railway to the east of the River
Severn. His opposition to the Severn Valley Railway plans of 1852
had forced the company to promise to run the line through tunnels
to prevent it '...utterly annihilating the privacy and seclusion
of the said mansion, house, park and grounds...'. This was despite
the fact his property was on the opposite side of the river to
the proposed railway.
Raising extra capital for the construction of these tunnels helped
postpone construction of the whole railway. Further negotiations
with Whitmore in 1855 led to agreement for the tunnel plans to
be abandoned but the price for this was high. Whitmore claimed
£14,000 as compensation as well as a charge of £150
per acre for any land the railway company had to purchase from
him. In addition, he had the company agree to build a station
at which at least two ordinary passenger trains in each direction
every day could be stopped on request. Linley station was the
First closed 1.1.1917 and then reopened 2.4.1917. Opened as a
station but demoted to a Halt by closure.
The present Severn Valley steam railway runs from Kidderminster
to Bridgenorth, Linley was the next station, beyond Bridgenorth.