Bolton-upon-Dearne railway station

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Bolton-upon-Dearne railway station serves the village of Bolton upon Dearne in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line 13 miles (21 km) north of Sheffield railway station.

National Rail
Bolton-on-Dearne Station 19-05-05.jpg
LocationBolton upon Dearne, Barnsley
Coordinates53°31′08″N 1°18′42″W / 53.51880°N 1.31156°W / 53.51880; -1.31156Coordinates: 53°31′08″N 1°18′42″W / 53.51880°N 1.31156°W / 53.51880; -1.31156
Grid referenceSE457026
Managed byNorthern
Transit authorityTravel South Yorkshire
Other information
Station codeBTD
Fare zoneBarnsley
ClassificationDfT category F2
Original companySwinton and Knottingley Joint Railway
Pre-groupingSwinton and Knottingley Joint Railway
Post-groupingSwinton and Knottingley Joint Railway
Key dates
1 July 1879 (1879-07-01)Opened as Hickleton
1 November 1879Renamed Bolton-on-Dearne
15 January 1924Renamed Bolton-on-Dearne for Goldthorpe
12 June 1961Renamed Bolton-on-Dearne
3 April 2008Renamed Bolton-upon-Dearne
2015/16Decrease 75,196
2016/17Decrease 74,764
2017/18Increase 75,170
2018/19Decrease 69,520
2019/20Increase 75,644
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road


Bolton-upon-Dearne railway station was opened by the Swinton and Knottingley Railway on 1 July 1879, and was originally named Hickleton. The station was renamed as Bolton-on-Dearne on 1 November 1879. The name was altered again on 15 January 1924 to become 'Bolton-on-Dearne For Goldthorpe', before reverting to 'Bolton-on-Dearne' on 12 June 1961. It was renamed Bolton-upon-Dearne on 3 April 2008.[1]

The station was reported[where?] as being in the worst condition of any in South Yorkshire[citation needed] and the Passenger Transport Executive earmarked improvements to bring it up to a decent standard. Work to renew platforms (increase height, resurface), provide new waiting shelters and lighting was completed in November 2007.[2] A new footbridge was opened in April 2010.[3]


Monday to Saturday there is an hourly service to Sheffield southbound and to Leeds via Wakefield Westgate northbound. Sundays there is also an hourly service in each direction.[4]

The station in 1962


  1. ^ Quick, Michael (February 2012). Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain - A Chronology - 2nd supplement (PDF). p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Railway station to get facelift". BBC News. 20 January 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Railwayman remembered at bridge". Sheffield Star. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2019 Edition, Table 31

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