Bolton-on-Dearne railway station

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Bolton-on-Dearne National Rail
Bolton-on-Dearne
Location
Place Bolton on Dearne
Local authority Barnsley
Coordinates 53°31′08″N 1°18′42″W / 53.51880°N 1.31156°W / 53.51880; -1.31156Coordinates: 53°31′08″N 1°18′42″W / 53.51880°N 1.31156°W / 53.51880; -1.31156
Grid reference SE457026
Operations
Station code BTD
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  54,759
2005/06 Increase 59,983
2006/07 Decrease 56,048
2007/08 Decrease 51,209
2008/09 Increase 64,640
2009/10 Decrease 63,374
2010/11 Decrease 61,180
2011/12 Decrease 59,984
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Travel South Yorkshire
Zone Barnsley
History
Key dates Opened 1879 (1879)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bolton-on-Dearne from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bolton-on-Dearne railway station serves the village of Bolton on Dearne in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line 13 miles (21 km) north of Sheffield railway station.

History[edit]

Bolton-on-Dearne railway station was opened by the Swinton and Knottingley Railway on 1 July 1879, and was originally named Hickleton. The station was renamed as Bolton-on-Dearne on 1 November 1879. The name was altered again on 15 January 1924 to become 'Bolton-on-Dearne For Goldthorpe', before reverting to 'Bolton-on-Dearne' on 12 June 1961.

The station was reported[where?] as being in the worst condition of any in South Yorkshire[citation needed] and the Passenger Transport Executive earmarked improvements to bring it up to a decent standard. Work to renew platforms (increase height, resurface), provide new waiting shelters and lighting was completed in November 2007.[1] A new footbridge was opened in April 2010.[2]

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturday there is an hourly service to Sheffield southbound and to Leeds northbound. Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction.

The station in 1962

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway station to get facelift". BBC News. 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Railwayman remembered at bridge". Sheffield Star. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 

External links[edit]

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