Idle (L&BR) railway station

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Idle
Location
Place Idle
Area City of Bradford
Coordinates 53°50′45″N 1°44′38″W / 53.845770°N 1.743960°W / 53.845770; -1.743960Coordinates: 53°50′45″N 1°44′38″W / 53.845770°N 1.743960°W / 53.845770; -1.743960
Grid reference SE169388
Operations
Original company Leeds and Bradford Railway
History
1847 opened
1848 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Idle railway station was a short-lived station serving Idle, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

It was built by the Leeds and Bradford Railway in 1847, but it was closed the next year.[1] It was located near the west entrance of the Thackley Tunnel. This station was actually very much closer to Thackley station on this line than it was to Idle.

Later, in 1875 another Idle station was built, on the Great Northern Railway's Shipley Windhill Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Young, Alan (2015). Lost stations of Yorkshire - the West Riding. Kettering: Silver Link Publishing. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-85794-438-9. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  • Whitaker, Alan & Myland, Brian, 1993 Railway Memories No. 4: Bradford. Bellcode Books, ISBN 1-871233-03-8
  • Bairstow, Martin 2004 Railways Through Airedale & Wharfedale. ISBN 1-871944-28-7
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Shipley   Leeds and Bradford
1847–1848
  Apperley Bridge