Broughton Lane railway station

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Broughton Lane
Broughton Lane Station 1924656 b98b4cc9.jpg
View NE, towards Rotherham in 1961
Location
Place Carbrook
Area City of Sheffield
Coordinates 53°23′59″N 1°24′58″W / 53.399720°N 1.416120°W / 53.399720; -1.416120Coordinates: 53°23′59″N 1°24′58″W / 53.399720°N 1.416120°W / 53.399720; -1.416120
Grid reference SK389893
Operations
Original company South Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway,
Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 August 1864 Opened
1956 Closed
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Broughton Lane railway station was a railway station in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The station served the communities of Darnall, Attercliffe and Carbrook and was one of the those opened on 1 August 1864[1] with the South Yorkshire Railway's extension south from Tinsley Junction to Woodburn Junction where it met the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR). The day the line was opened the SYR became part of the MS&LR. This link allowed the MS&LR access to Barnsley and Rotherham from Sheffield Victoria.

The station, with its main access by steps from Broughton Lane bridge, possessed two flanking platforms although was surrounded by sidings. The station closed on 3 April 1956[1] and there are now no signs of it ever existing. In the 1960s a new line was built from near Broughton Lane into the newly opened Tinsley Marshalling Yard and shortly afterwards this was electrified. The site of the station is below the new Greenland Road viaduct over the line and canal near the foundations of the old bridge. Sheffield Supertram now uses the site and the nearest tram stop is near the local arena. The sign for Broughton Lane Junction still exists and is visible from the Supertram tracks.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Attercliffe   Eastern Region of British Railways
Great Central Railway
Sheffield Victoria-Doncaster Line
  Tinsley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 46. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.