Horton Park railway station

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Horton Park
Location
PlaceGreat Horton
AreaCity of Bradford
Coordinates53°47′05″N 1°46′14″W / 53.78464°N 1.77056°W / 53.78464; -1.77056Coordinates: 53°47′05″N 1°46′14″W / 53.78464°N 1.77056°W / 53.78464; -1.77056
Grid referenceSE152320
Operations
Original companyBradford and Thornton Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms2
History
23 October 1880 (1880-10-23)Station opened
15 September 1952 (1952-09-15)Station 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

Horton Park railway station was a railway station on the Queensbury-Bradford section of the Queensbury Lines which ran between Bradford, Keighley and Halifax via Queensbury.

The station was built near to the Bradford Park Avenue football ground.[1] It opened for passengers in 1880 closed for regular passenger trains in 1952 but remained open to special trains on match days until 1955. The station had a large goods yard which kept it open like the City Road Goods Branch until August 1972 when the yards and branch closed and the tracks were lifted.[2] The station remained in place along with its concrete sign until 2005 when the station was demolished to make way for a carpark for the new Al-Jamia Suffa-Tul-Islam Grand Mosque.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Great Horton   GN
Queensbury Lines
  Manchester Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location". Bradford FC. BFC. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. ^ Armour, Chris. "Horton park". Disused Stations. Retrieved 24 November 2015.

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