Kirkburton railway station

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Kirkburton
Location
Place Kirkburton
Area Kirklees
Coordinates 53°36′55″N 1°42′48″W / 53.6152°N 1.7134°W / 53.6152; -1.7134Coordinates: 53°36′55″N 1°42′48″W / 53.6152°N 1.7134°W / 53.6152; -1.7134
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
7 October 1867 opened
28 July 1930 closed (passenger)
5 April 1965 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Kirklees South Lines
To Heckmondwike
To Dewsbury and Wakefield
To Calderdale
Cooper Bridge
Bradley
Deighton1982 station
Deighton 1871-1930
Kirkheaton
Newtown goods
Huddersfield
Fenay Bridge and Lepton
Longwood and Milnsbridge
Lockwood
Golcar
Kirkburton
Netherton
Berry Brow
Slaithwaite
Healey House
Meltham
Honley
Marsden
Brockholes
To Saddleworth
Thongsbridge
Stocksmoor
Holmfirth
Shepley
Denby Dale
Shelley
to Penistone
Skelmanthorpe
Cuckoos Nest
Clayton West

Kirkburton railway station served the village of Kirkburton, West Yorkshire, England until closure in 1930.

History[edit]

The Huddersfield-Kirkburton Branch Line opened on 7 October 1867, serving Deighton, Kirkheaton, Fenay Bridge and Lepton and Kirkburton.[1] It was unusual in that it was built by the London and North Western Railway in an area where the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway had a virtual monopoly. Plans to extend the line to Barnsley never materialised and so Kirkburton remained at the end of the line. It was primarily used for the transportation of goods, although passenger services ran until the station closed on 28 July 1930.[2] These terminated shortly after the LMS had gained a half share in Huddersfield Corporation bus operations.[3] The line continued to be used to transport goods until 1965, when a combination of road haulage and a decline in industry lead to closure. A one-mile stub off the main line at Deighton remained to serve the ICI works until February 1971.[4]

The bulk of the station site is now occupied by a housing development along North Wood Park, which follows the old track bed. A retaining wall and arch remain at the junction of North Wood Park and North Road (B6116).

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Fenay Bridge and Lepton   London and North Western Railway
Kirkburton Branch
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost Railways of West Yorkshire - Kirkburton Branch". 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 135. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Cardno, Peter; Harling, Stephen (2003). Huddersfield - The Corporation Bus Story. Robin Hood Publishing. p. [page needed]. ISBN 0 948854 15 4. 
  4. ^ Fisher, J.N. (1997). The Huddersfield and Kirkburton Branch. Oakwood Press. p. [page needed]. ISBN 0 85361 510 1.