Elland railway station

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Elland signal box, at the east end of the former location of Elland railway station.
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
Original companyManchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
London and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
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28 June 1962Goods facilities withdrawn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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Elland railway station served the town of Elland in West Yorkshire, England until 1962.[1]


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Elland station closed to passengers on 10 September 1962.[2][3] Goods facilities were withdrawn on 28 June 1962.[6]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
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Leeds Railway
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]



  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


  • 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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