Brightside railway station

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Brightside Station 16-01-04.jpg
The remains of Brightside station in 2004. This photo is taken from the access footbridge just off Holywell Road.
Place Brightside
Area City of Sheffield
Coordinates 53°24′44″N 1°25′16″W / 53.412220°N 1.421123°W / 53.412220; -1.421123Coordinates: 53°24′44″N 1°25′16″W / 53.412220°N 1.421123°W / 53.412220; -1.421123
Grid reference SK385907
Original company Sheffield and Rotherham Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
1 November 1838 Opened
1995 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Brightside railway station is a disused railway station in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The station served the communities of Brightside and Wincobank and was situated on the Midland Main Line on Holywell Road, lying between Attercliffe Road and Holmes railway station.

A 1912 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing railways in the vicinity of Brightside (upper centre)

The station opened on 1 November 1838,[1] at the same time as the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway from Wicker station and had two platforms although four tracks went through. The two outside tracks were for freight use whilst the two inside tracks were used by both stopping and express trains.

The station in 1961

Despite the opening of Meadowhall Interchange in 1990, the station remained open until 1995. A limited service had continued in its last three years and the station closed without fanfare with a poster announcing that all remaining trains could be caught at Meadowhall.

The standard South Yorkshire style bus shelter that had replaced the station buildings by the early 1980s was removed in early 2006. A footbridge spans across the three remaining tracks and both sets of stairs to the platforms are boarded.

The footbridge remains open as it serves as a footpath from the bottom of Dearne Street to Station Lane steps.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Attercliffe Road
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway   Wincobank and Meadowhall
Line open, station closed
Attercliffe Road
Line open, station closed
  London Midland Region of British Railways   Meadowhall Interchange
Line and station open


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 44. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.