Brightside railway station

Brightside railway station is a former railway station in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The station served the communities of Brightside and Wincobank and was situated on the Midland Main Line on Holywell Road, lying between Attercliffe Road and Holmes railway station.

Brightside
Brightside Station 16-01-04.jpg
The remains of Brightside station in 2004. This photo is taken from the access footbridge just off Holywell Road.
Location
PlaceBrightside
AreaCity of Sheffield
Coordinates53°24′44″N 1°25′16″W / 53.412220°N 1.421123°W / 53.412220; -1.421123Coordinates: 53°24′44″N 1°25′16″W / 53.412220°N 1.421123°W / 53.412220; -1.421123
Grid referenceSK385907
Operations
Original companySheffield and Rotherham Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLMSR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
1 November 1838Opened
1995Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
A 1912 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing railways in the vicinity of Brightside (upper centre)

The station opened on 1 November 1838,[1] at the same time as the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway from Wicker station and had two platforms although four tracks went through. The two outside tracks were for freight use whilst the two inside tracks were used by both stopping and express trains.

The station in 1961

Despite the opening of Meadowhall Interchange in 1990, the station remained open until 1995.[2] A limited service had continued in its last three years and the station closed without fanfare with a poster announcing that all remaining trains could be caught at Meadowhall.

Both platforms remain today albeit stripped of their features and in a bad state of repair; the standard South Yorkshire style bus shelters which had replaced the station buildings by the early 1980s were removed in early 2006. The footbridge remains open a public right of way from Dearne Street to Station Lane, however access to the platforms has been blocked off since the station's closure.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Attercliffe Road
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway   Wincobank and Meadowhall
Line open, station closed
Attercliffe Road
Line open, station closed
  Regional Railways   Meadowhall Interchange
Line and station open
Grimesthorpe Bridge
Line open, station closed
  Sheffield and Rotherham Railway   Wincobank and Meadowhall
Line open, station closed


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 44. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Piggott, Nick, ed. (April 1995). "Operations News". The Railway Magazine. Vol. 141 no. 1, 128. London: IPC Media. p. 84. ISSN 0033-8923.