Killamarsh Central railway station

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Killamarsh Central
Killamarsh Central station geograph-2465092-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Up iron ore empties in 1963
Location
Place Killamarsh
Area North East Derbyshire
Grid reference SK 448 809
Operations
Original company MS&LR
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping LNER
British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 June 1892 Opened as "Killamarsh"
25 September 1950 Renamed "Killamarsh Central"
4 March 1963 Closed to passengers
6 May 1963 Closed completely[1]
February 1983 Track lifted[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Killamarsh stations and related lines

Killamarsh Central is a former railway station in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, England.

Ambiguity[edit]

Three stations served the village, all of which started as plain "Killamarsh":

History[edit]

The station[4] was opened in 1892 by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway when it began to build south into Derbyshire.

Despite its name Killamarsh Central Station was on the western edge of Killamarsh as were all of the three stations in the village. It was renamed 'Central' because it was the centre of the three stations which served the village and also because it was on the old Great Central Main Line which ran between London Marylebone and Manchester via Sheffield Victoria.


The station opened on 1 June 1892 as Killamarsh. It was renamed Killamarsh Central by British Railways on 25 September 1950 and closed on 4 March 1963. It had two platforms with a building on each, a footbridge joined the two.[5]

The buildings were used as a Film and TV prop emporium until the owner died in 2007. The buildings were still extant in 2009,October 2009 but were a burnt out shell by June 2010.

Modern times[edit]

The trackbed now forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

The West platform is still accessible despite being quite over grown, but the East platform is inaccessible due to a large mesh fence. The footbridge across the station remains open to the public including the stairway down to the West platform, to provide access to the Trans Pennine Trail from Station Road. The stairway to the East platform is blocked off.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Beighton
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
Derbyshire Lines
  Renishaw Central
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Dow, George (1965). Great Central, Volume Three: Fay Sets the Pace, 1900–1922. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-0263-0. OCLC 500447049. 
  • Grainger, Ken (2002). Sheffield Victoria to Chesterfield Central, The "Derbyshire Lines" of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Part 1. Bredbury, Cheshire: Foxline Limited. ISBN 1-870119-83-5. 
  • Lund, Brian (1997) [1995]. Derbyshire Railway Stations on old picture postcards. Keyworth, Nottingham: Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 0 946245 86 X. 

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Coordinates: 53°19′25″N 1°19′43″W / 53.3237°N 1.3286°W / 53.3237; -1.3286