Kirkheaton railway station
|Original company||London and North Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 January 1868||opened|
|26 July 1930||closed (passenger)|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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|Kirklees South Lines|
The Huddersfield-Kirkburton Branch Line opened in 1867, serving Deighton, Kirkheaton, Fenay Bridge and Lepton and Kirkburton, with the first train to Kirkheaton on 1 January 1868. It was unusual in that it was operated by the London and North Western Railway company in an area where the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway company had a virtual monopoly. Plans to extend the line to Barnsley never materialised and so Kirkburton remained at the end of the line. It was primarily used for the transportation of goods, although passenger services ran until 1930. The line continued to be used to transport goods until 1965, when a combination of road haulage and a decline in industry lead to closure.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Deighton||London and North Western Railway
|Fenay Bridge and Lepton|
- "Lost Railways of West Yorkshire - Kirkburton Branch". 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
- "History trail - 21 Site of railway station". Retrieved 23 December 2010.
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