TOTAL CLOSURE.THE SPECTRAL STATION. PART 4. BY STEVEN BENSON

About another year passed. The visitor returned to the station on the hill, as usual. From the outside, all looked the same; he entered past the car park attendee’s booth and walked towards what he thought would be the gloomy underpass to the Wolverhampton(one remaining) platform.

Again, the station was still full of cars; but.. again.. the man could not process mentally or emotionally what had happened: because the trackbed to platform 4, the Wolverhampton bay, was filled in and also now covered in cars. There was a lonely notice :”The Secretary of State for Transport has determined that from{a date of recent provenance} the service from Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low level will cease; and that all train services from this station will end”.

He felt like another piece of him had departed him; lost, derelict, like the station….

{To be concluded}

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