Thorne Waterside railway station

Thorne Waterside railway station, sometimes referred to as "Thorne Lock" because of its location, was built by the South Yorkshire Railway as the terminus of its line from Doncaster. It was the first railway station to be opened in Thorne. The line was opened for goods traffic on 11 December 1855 and to passenger services on 7 July 1856. The station was built adjacent to the Stainforth to Keadby Canal and goods traffic was trans-shipped for forwarding on.

Thorne Waterside
LocationThorne, Doncaster
Coordinates53°36′32″N 0°58′00″W / 53.60888°N 0.96661°W / 53.60888; -0.96661Coordinates: 53°36′32″N 0°58′00″W / 53.60888°N 0.96661°W / 53.60888; -0.96661
Grid referenceSE684129
Other information
Original companySouth Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
Key dates

Passenger services lasted for around 3 years before being transferred to a new station, officially called "Thorne" but usually referred to as Thorne (Old) railway station, near the town centre. A third station, Thorne South, on the "straightened" replaced this from 1864, and is still open for business.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Stainforth   South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
Doncaster to Thorne Railway
Stainforth   South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
Doncaster to Keadby line (1859-1866)
  Crowle railway station


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