Thurgoland railway station

Thurgoland railway station was a small railway station built by the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway to serve the village of Thurgoland, South Yorkshire, England and opened on 5 December 1845. Due to cost-cutting measures involving staff and infrastructure the station was closed, along with Dukinfield Dog Lane, Hazelhead and Oxspring on 1 November 1847,[1] making this one of the shortest-lived stations anywhere, with a life span of just one year and 11 months.

General information
LocationThurgoland, Barnsley
Coordinates53°29′57″N 1°33′46″W / 53.49905°N 1.56287°W / 53.49905; -1.56287
Grid referenceSE290003
Other information
Original companySheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Key dates

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Oxspring   Great Central Railway
Great Central Main Line

References edit

  1. ^ Quick, M. E. (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales – a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 421. OCLC 931112387.
  • Dow, George. "Great Central Volume 1" (The Progenitors, 1813 - 1865), Locomotive Publishing Co., London, 1959.
  • "A Railway Chronology of the Sheffield Area" Edited by Richard V. Proctor. Sheffield City Libraries, 1975. ISBN 0-90066-025-2