Kilnhurst West railway station

Kilnhurst West railway station was the second railway station on the Midland line in Kilnhurst, South Yorkshire, England. It was one of two railway stations serving the village, the other being Kilnhurst Central. They were situated at either end of the village's main thoroughfare, Victoria Street. The first station in the village, believed to have been on the south side of the bridge, opened by the North Midland Railway, was closed in January 1851.

Kilnhurst West
Kilnhurst West railway station (site), Yorkshire (geograph 3477535).jpg
Site of the former station (2008)
Location
PlaceKilnhurst
AreaMetropolitan Borough of Rotherham
Coordinates53°28′15″N 1°18′27″W / 53.4709°N 1.3076°W / 53.4709; -1.3076Coordinates: 53°28′15″N 1°18′27″W / 53.4709°N 1.3076°W / 53.4709; -1.3076
Grid referenceSK460973
Operations
Original companyMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
6 April 1841Station opened as Kilnhurst
February 1851closed
June 1869reopened
25 September 1950renamed Kilnhurst West
1 January 1968Station closed[1]
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
Probable site of the first station in Kilnhurst, closed in 1851

This station was located on the former North Midland Railway and was served mainly by Sheffield Midland - Cudworth - Leeds stopping services. The station booking office was at road level, with an entrance on Highthorn Road, and was linked to its four platforms by a covered wooden footbridge. By the early 1980s little remained of the station.

The station was closed, along with others on the line, when these trains were axed on 1 January 1968.

The line is still in use for freight, express passenger and local passenger trains, the nearest station to Kilnhurst is now approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away at Swinton. Station House, the ex station manager's house still stands on the south west side of the overbridge at the junction of Highthorn Road/Wentworth Road.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Parkgate and Rawmarsh   BR Eastern Region
Sheffield-Cudworth-Leeds Line
  Swinton Town