Kiveton Bridge railway station

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Kiveton Bridge National Rail
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Kiveton Bridge Station
Location
Place Kiveton Park
Local authority Rotherham
Coordinates 53°20′26″N 1°15′57″W / 53.340460°N 1.265750°W / 53.340460; -1.265750Coordinates: 53°20′26″N 1°15′57″W / 53.340460°N 1.265750°W / 53.340460; -1.265750
Grid reference SK489828
Operations
Station code KIV
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 66,502
2012/13 Decrease 63,106
2013/14 Increase 68,140
2014/15 Decrease 67,088
2015/16 Decrease 58,508
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Travel South Yorkshire
Zone Rotherham
History
Key dates Opened 1929 (1929)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kiveton Bridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kiveton Bridge railway station was built to serve the growing communities of Kiveton Park and Wales in South Yorkshire, England. It also served the now closed Kiveton Park Colliery which was adjacent.

The station was opened by the London and North Eastern Railway on 8 July 1929 following pressure from the local councils who considered Kiveton Park station and Waleswood station too far away from the centre of the community. The new station consisted of two flanking wooden platform linked by an overbridge, access to which was gained through the booking office, set at road level adjacent to the main road through, and linking the villages. The station was originally served by stopping services linking Sheffield Victoria, Cleethorpes and Lincoln Central.

In the 1950s the wooden platforms were replaced with concrete ones and the wooden station buildings by plain brick built structures.

Along with neighbouring Kiveton Park station it was completely rebuilt during the early-1990s with modern platforms, lighting and waiting shelters, this work being funded by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. On completion of the work the station received new signs, unfortunately with the name shown as "Kiverton Bridge". These were replaced with the correct spelling by 21 May 1993. This was not the first time the name had been incorrectly shown: British Railways made the same mistake on large enamel signs in the late 1950s.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has no ticket machine, so all tickets must be purchased in advance or on the train. Train running information is given via telephone, a customer help point on platform 1, CIS displays and timetable posters. Both platforms are fully accessible to disabled travellers and wheelchair users via ramps from the street above.[1]

Services[edit]

The station is now served by trains on Northern's Sheffield-Lincoln line (hourly each way Monday-Saturday, less frequently on Sundays) together with the three per day each way, Saturdays-only Sheffield - Cleethorpes via Brigg service.[2]

References[edit]

"East of Sheffield", Roger Milnes. "Forward" - the journal of the Great Central Railway Society, No.16., March 1978. ISSN 0141-4488

  1. ^ Kiveton Bridge station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 30

External links[edit]

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