Killamarsh West railway station
|Passing the remains of Killamarsh West in 1957|
|Area||City of Sheffield|
|Grid reference||SK 446 812|
|Original company||North Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|6 April 1841||Station opened as "Killamarsh"|
|2 January 1843||closed|
|21 January 1873||reopened|
|25 September 1950||renamed "Killamarsh West"|
|1 February 1954||Station closed |
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Three stations served the village, all of which started as plain "Killamarsh":
A station was opened on the site by the North Midland Railway on its line between Chesterfield and Rotherham which became known as the "Old Road". It was closed in 1843 by George Hudson during a period of financial difficulty.
A new station was built by the Midland Railway in 1873. Although locally it was commonly known as Killamarsh Midland, the name was not officially adopted. It was renamed Killamarsh West by British Railways in 1950.
It was of typical Midland design, brick built and timber, with a foot crossing between the platforms.
The station closed in 1954. The line is now part of the current Midland Main Line. It is predomentantly used by freight traffic, with a handful of passenger services using it each day to enable train crew to retain route knowledge in case of diversions.
- Bradshaw, George (1985) . July 1922 Railway Guide. Newton Abbott: David & Charles.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Pixton, Bob (2001). North Midland: Portrait of a Famous Route: Part 2 Chesterfield-Sheffield-Rotherham. Nottingham: Runpast Publishing, (now Book Law). ISBN 978-1870754514.
- Killamarsh West (in white) on 1955 OS Map
- Killamarsh West Station and other Killamarsh photos on local history site
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