Foley Park

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Foley Park is an area of Kidderminster, part of the Foley Park & Hoobrook ward of Wyre Forest District Council, through which the Kidderminster Loop Line runs. It was formerly home to a large sugar beet processing factory and associated sidings, owned by the British Sugar Corporation and subsequently extensively developed. After the cessation of BRBritish Rail or British Railways services between Bewdley and Kidderminster in 1970 and until the SVRSevern Valley Railway extension to Kidderminster Town Station in 1984, Foley Park served as the boundary between the SVRSevern Valley Railway and BRBritish Rail or British Railways. The name can refer to several railway-related features:

The area includes the site of a possible future station serving the Safari Park and developments of the Sugar works site, and mooted from time-to-time for an extension of mainline services.

It also includes the site of the proposed Wagon shed. In winter 2019-20 the opportunity was taken to install a set of points at Foley Park for future use with a siding or carriage shed. The points will be controlled by a ground frame which was previously installed at Kidderminster.

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