Clayton West railway station

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Clayton West
Clayton West railway station in 1979.jpg
Clayton West railway station in 1979
Location
Place Clayton West
Area Kirklees
Grid reference SE257112
Operations
Original company Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Operated by Kirklees Light Railway
History
1 September 1879 opened
24 January 1983 closed
1992 reopened
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Shelley
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Skelmanthorpe
Cuckoos Nest
Clayton West

Clayton West railway station is a station that was previously on the national rail network (until 1983) and now forms the eastern terminus of the Kirklees Light Railway. It is situated in Clayton West, West Yorkshire, England.

History[edit]

The 3.5-mile (5.6 km) line to Clayton West from Shepley Junction was authorised by an act of Parliament on 11 June 1866. It was opened on 1 September 1879 and was built to double line standards, as so many of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway branch lines in this area were. It was closed on 24 January 1983.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joy, David (1984). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume VIII South and West Yorkshire. David St John Thomas. ISBN 0-946537-11-9. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Cuckoos Nest   Kirklees Light Railway   Terminus
Disused railways
Skelmanthorpe   L&Y
Clayton West branch
  Terminus

Coordinates: 53°35′50″N 1°36′40″W / 53.597146°N 1.611230°W / 53.597146; -1.611230