Elland railway station

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Elland
Elland-signal-box-by-Humphrey-Bolton.jpg
Elland signal box, at the east end of the former location of Elland railway station.
Location
Place Elland
Area Calderdale
Coordinates 53°41′26″N 1°50′19″W / 53.6906°N 1.8386°W / 53.6906; -1.8386Coordinates: 53°41′26″N 1°50′19″W / 53.6906°N 1.8386°W / 53.6906; -1.8386
Grid reference SE107215
Operations
Original company Manchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
5 October 1840 (1840-10-05) Opened
1 August 1865 Resited
28 June 1962 Goods facilities withdrawn
10 September 1962 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Elland railway station served the town of Elland in West Yorkshire, England until 1962.[1]

History[edit]

The station was originally opened on 5 October 1840 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway.[2][3] It was resited 607 ft (185 m) east on 1 August 1865,[2][3] by which time the line had become part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway which had taken over the Manchester and Leeds on 9 July 1847.[4] Upon the grouping in 1923, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.[5]

Elland station closed to passengers on 10 September 1962.[2][3] Goods facilities were withdrawn on 28 June 1962.[6]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Greetland
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Leeds Railway
  Brighouse
Line and station open

Proposed reopening[edit]

Plans to reopen the station in 2000 (at the same time as Brighouse railway station) were cancelled due to lack of funds.[7]

In 2006, Clayton Homes offered to build a station in return for planning permission for residential development.[8] This did not materialise but Calderdale Council continued consulting on possible plans.[8]

Reopening of the station is supported by the Halifax & District Rail Action Group and local campaign group "Give Elland a Rail Station".[7] The New Stations Study undertaken for West Yorkshire Metro in 2014 found that Elland provided the strongest business case of a potential thirteen sites on the Calder Valley line, and was recommended for further study along with stations at Haxby, East Leeds/Thorpe Park, and Cross Hills, with a projected cost of reopening of £6 million.[9]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 42, section c5.
  2. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 90.
  3. ^ a b c Quick 2009, p. 164.
  4. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 91.
  5. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 86.
  6. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 45.
  7. ^ a b Harris, Nigel, ed. (15–28 May 2013). "Rail group pushes for Elland station". RAIL (722): 17. 
  8. ^ a b Peel, Michael (6 December 2007). "£350k...but still no sign of a railway station for Elland". Evening Courier. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  9. ^ http://wymetro.com/uploadedFiles/WYMetro/Content/news/projects/projectdetails/New%20Stations%20Study%20Report%20v1.0%20FINAL%20Redacted.pdf

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