Kirkheaton railway station

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Kirkheaton
Location
Place Kirkheaton
Area Kirklees
Coordinates 53°39′06″N 1°44′05″W / 53.6516°N 1.7346°W / 53.6516; -1.7346Coordinates: 53°39′06″N 1°44′05″W / 53.6516°N 1.7346°W / 53.6516; -1.7346
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 January 1868 opened
26 July 1930 closed (passenger)
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
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

Kirkheaton railway station served the village of Kirkheaton, West Yorkshire, England until closure in 1930.

History[edit]

The Huddersfield-Kirkburton Branch Line opened in 1867, serving Deighton, Kirkheaton, Fenay Bridge and Lepton and Kirkburton,[1] with the first train to Kirkheaton on 1 January 1868.[2] 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.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Deighton   London and North Western Railway
Kirkburton Branch
  Fenay Bridge and Lepton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost Railways of West Yorkshire - Kirkburton Branch". 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "History trail - 21 Site of railway station". Retrieved 23 December 2010.