Stainforth railway station

Stainforth railway station was a station on the South Yorkshire Railway's line between Doncaster and Thorne, serving the town of Stainforth, South Yorkshire, England.

Stainforth
Location
PlaceStainforth
AreaDoncaster
Coordinates53°36′06″N 1°01′53″W / 53.60179°N 1.03143°W / 53.60179; -1.03143Coordinates: 53°36′06″N 1°01′53″W / 53.60179°N 1.03143°W / 53.60179; -1.03143
Grid referenceSE641121
Operations
Original companySouth Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
History
1856Opened
1866Closed
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

History and descriptionEdit

The original SYR line from Doncaster to Thorne followed closely the Stainforth and Keadby Canal and opened for goods traffic on 11 December 1855. The original passenger station opened with the coming of passenger services to the line on 7 July 1856 and closed on 1 October 1866 when the station was resited on the 'straightened' line.

A new station opened on the realigned route away from the canal as Stainforth and Hatfield, but was renamed Hatfield and Stainforth in the 1990s, it being considered that Hatfield had the larger population.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Bramwith   South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
Doncaster to Thorne Railway
  Thorne Lock

ReferencesEdit

"The South Yorkshire Railway", D.L. Franks,1971, Turntable Enterprises. ISBN 0-902844-04-0