Elland railway station
Elland signal box, at the east end of the former location of Elland railway station.
|Original company||Manchester and Leeds Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway |
London and North Western Railway
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|5 October 1840||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|28 June 1962||Goods facilities withdrawn|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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The station was originally opened on 5 October 1840 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway. It was resited 607 ft (185 m) east on 1 August 1865, 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. Upon the grouping in 1923, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
|Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Leeds Railway
Line and station open
In 2006, Clayton Homes offered to build a station in return for planning permission for residential development. This did not materialise but Calderdale Council continued consulting on possible plans.
Reopening of the station is supported by the Halifax & District Rail Action Group and local campaign group "Give Elland a Rail Station". 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.
In June 2017, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority allocated £20 million towards re-opening the station, with an estimated opening date of 2022. In November 2017, the government announced Elland was one of four new stations proposed in the Government’s ‘Connecting People: Strategic Vision for Rail’.
- Conolly 2004, p. 42, section c5.
- Butt 1995, p. 90.
- Quick 2009, p. 164.
- Awdry 1990, p. 91.
- Awdry 1990, p. 86.
- Harris, Nigel, ed. (15–28 May 2013). "Rail group pushes for Elland station". RAIL (722): 17.
- Peel, Michael (6 December 2007). "£350k...but still no sign of a railway station for Elland". Evening Courier. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
- "Elland on track for a new station". News Centre - Official news site of Calderdale Council. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- The Railway Magazine January 2018
- Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Clinker, C.R. (1988) . Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830–1980 (2nd ed.). Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 978-0-905466-91-0. OCLC 655703233.
- Conolly, W. Philip (2004) . British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-0320-0.
- Quick, Michael (2009) . Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
- Proposed Elland Railway Station Development Brief on the Calderdale Council website
- Elland station, to the right, on navigable 1947 O. S. map
Past, present and future