The East & West Junction railway (E&W) proposed a new line from a junction with the Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway at Greens Norton to Stratford Upon Avon. In 1864 Lady Palmerson came and cut the first sod. The E&W became a part of the SMJ in January 1st, 1909.
In 1872, The Evesham, Reditch and Stratford railway opened to
Stratford from Broom Junction completing the SMJ's the link to
lines most western out-post. passenger service stopped in 1947.
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