Ferrybridge railway station

Ferrybridge railway station was a railway station located in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, England on the London and North Eastern Line. The station was opened in 1882 by the North Eastern Railway,[1] three years after the completion of the Swinton & Knottingley Joint line via Moorthorpe on 1 May 1879 and closed in 1965.

Ferrybridge
Ferrybridge-Junction-by-Wilson-Adams.jpg
The southern end of the former Ferrybridge railway station, now occupied by the northern end of the extended Ferrybridge junction.
Location
PlaceFerrybridge
AreaCity of Wakefield
Coordinates53°42′43″N 1°16′16″W / 53.7120°N 1.2711°W / 53.7120; -1.2711Coordinates: 53°42′43″N 1°16′16″W / 53.7120°N 1.2711°W / 53.7120; -1.2711
Grid referenceSE482242
Operations
Platforms2
History
1882Opened
1965Closed
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
Railway Clearing House diagram showing lines around Knottingley in 1912.

LocationEdit

Ferrybridge railway station was located just north of Ferrybridge junction.[2] From Ferrybridge railway station, stations such as Pontefract Baghill (which still remains open today) and Ackworth (closed in 1951) would be reached as well as other stations to Sheffield. Heading north from Ferrybridge stations such as Milford Junction (closed 1904), Monk Fryston (closed 1959) and Burton Salmon (closed 1959) could be reached, as well as other stations to York.

HistoryEdit

Prior to the opening of Ferrybridge railway station, there was no direct link between York and Knottingley. A link between Burton Salmon, Ferrybridge and Knottingley needed to be built, which was completed in 1850. Services from Knottingley ended in 1947, but the station still received calls from Sheffield-to-York local trains until its closure in November 1965.

Station mastersEdit

Station Master Start Year End Year
Mr Aubrey Frank Johnson 1922? 1927

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Body, pp. 68–69
  2. ^ "Ferrybridge Railway Junction". Retrieved 21 March 2009.

ReferencesEdit

  • Body, G. (1988), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 1-85260-072-1

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