Finningley railway station
|Place||Finningley and Blaxton|
|Pre-grouping||Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|15 July 1867||opened|
|11 September 1961||Closed for regular passenger service|
|6 September 1965||closed completely|
|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
The first railway station to be built was some 500 yards (460 m) to the west of the level crossing on the main Bawtry to Thorne road (A614). The second station, still in South Yorkshire, was on the east of the level crossing, some 2 miles (3 km) west of the county boundary. It was located on the Doncaster to Lincoln Line approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from RAF Finningley (now Doncaster Sheffield Airport). Although the station closed to passengers on 11 September 1961 it was opened specially for trains from Doncaster to the Finningley Air Show until 1965 and on one occasion to serve the Royal Train when H.M. The Queen visited the Royal Air Force airfield.
Planning permission for a new station further north to serve the airport was granted by Doncaster Council in 2008 and discussions regarding station design and service levels took place between the local authority, Network Rail and the various TOCs with a view to opening the new station in 2012. To date (June 2016) there has been no progress on building a new station. A 2012 report by Network Rail stated that more trains on the line would be required to make the station viable. The current service over the line is sparse, with just five Doncaster to Lincoln Central trains each way Mon-Sat in the May 2017 timetable. There has been a call since then from Sheffield Chamber of Commerce to provide a rail link to the airport and a new railway station by the air terminal.
The council did apply for the station in the New Stations Fund 2 but was unsuccessful.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
|Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint||Park Drain|
Line open, station closed
- Historic England. "Monument No. 509007". PastScape. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
- Subterranea Britannica - Finningley
- "Take-Off For Airport Station Plans". Railnews.co.uk. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
- Network Rail, Route Specifications 2012 – London North Eastern, p76
- Table 18 National Rail timetable, May 2017
- "Calls for rail link to Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport Peace, Lee, Doncaster Free Press 8 August 2014; Retrieved 13 June 2016
- Dyson, Andrew, ed. (September 2017). "Feasibility study to belaunched into Doncaster Airport link". Today's Railways. No. 189. Sheffield: Platform 5. p. 20. ISSN 1475-9713.