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Stoppages on the Tat Bank Branch of the Old Main Line (BCN)

A map of the Tat Bank Branch of the Old Main Line (BCN)

The map displays a range of services available on the Tat Bank Branch of the Old Main Line (BCN). Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.

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A brief history of the Tat Bank Branch of the Old Main Line (BCN)

Canal Details
Canal length : 0.5 miles
Width : 7ft ins

Tat Bank Branch (or Spon Lane Branch), is no longer navigable. It was the original feeder to the Smethwick Summit, and is now a feeder (made by Thomas Telford, 1830) to Edgbaston Reservoir (Rotton Park Reservoir) which itself feeds the Birmingham and Wolverhampton Levels of the BCN. It was later made navigable for a part of its length to the Stourbridge Railway at Rood End and the British Industrial Plastics chemical factory was built upon it. It is now impassable and without towpath access.