Holmfirth railway station

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Holmfirth
Holmfirth station.jpg
Location
Place Holmfirth
Area Kirklees
Coordinates 53°34′25″N 1°46′58″W / 53.5735°N 1.7828°W / 53.5735; -1.7828Coordinates: 53°34′25″N 1°46′58″W / 53.5735°N 1.7828°W / 53.5735; -1.7828
Grid reference SE145085
Operations
Original company Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 July 1850 opened
2 November 1959 closed (passengers)
3 May 1965 closed
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Holmfirth railway station is a former railway station that served the town of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, England.

History[edit]

The branch line to Holmfirth was built at the same time as the Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway line from Huddersfield to Penistone, incorporated by act of Parliament in 1845.[1] The engineering works were to the same double line standard as the main line, in anticipation of a widespread industrialisation that never materialised.

Route[edit]

The Holmfirth Branch Line ran for 1.75 miles, leaving the main line south of Brockholes. It curved south through Thongsbridge before ending in a single platform terminus (with a turntable) at Holmfirth.

Kirklees South Lines
To Heckmondwike
To Dewsbury and Wakefield
To Calderdale
Cooper Bridge
Bradley
Deighton (1982– )
Deighton (1871–1930)
Kirkheaton
Newtown goods
Huddersfield
Fenay Bridge and Lepton
Longwood and Milnsbridge
Lockwood
Golcar
Kirkburton
Netherton
Berry Brow
Slaithwaite
Healey House
Meltham
Honley
Marsden
Brockholes
To Saddleworth
Thongsbridge
Stocksmoor
enlarge… Holmfirth
Shepley
Denby Dale
Shelley
To Penistone
Skelmanthorpe
Cuckoos Nest
Clayton West
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   L&YR
Holmfirth Branch
  Thongsbridge

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joy, David (1984). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume VIII South and West Yorkshire. David St John Thomas. ISBN 0-946537-11-9.