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
PlaceElland
AreaCalderdale
Coordinates53°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 referenceSE107215
Operations
Original companyManchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
London and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
5 October 1840 (1840-10-05)Opened
1 August 1865Resited
28 June 1962Goods facilities withdrawn
10 September 1962Closed
2022Projected reopening
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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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Elland station closed to passengers on 10 September 1962.[2][3] Goods facilities were withdrawn on 28 June 1962.[6]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]

In June 2017, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority allocated £20 million towards re-opening the station, with an estimated opening date of 2022.[10] In November 2017, the government announced Elland was one of four new stations proposed in the Government’s ‘Connecting People: Strategic Vision for Rail’.[11]

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
  10. ^ "Elland on track for a new station". News Centre - Official news site of Calderdale Council. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  11. ^ The Railway Magazine January 2018

Sources[edit]

  • 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) [1978]. 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.

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