Manningham railway station

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View north from Bridge SBF-7, A6177 Queens Road, Bradford (Geograph 1847310).jpg
Site of the former station (2010)
AreaCity of Bradford
Coordinates53°48′32″N 1°45′36″W / 53.808882°N 1.760013°W / 53.808882; -1.760013Coordinates: 53°48′32″N 1°45′36″W / 53.808882°N 1.760013°W / 53.808882; -1.760013
Grid referenceSE159347
Original companyLeeds and Bradford Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Manningham railway station was a railway station in Manningham, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, England between 1868 and 1965.

It became the first stop out of Bradford on the Midland Railway (originally the Leeds and Bradford Railway), built in 1846. The Midland became part of the LMS in 1923, and British Railways in 1948.

Manningham station opened on 17 February 1868. It was located north of the bridge of Queens Road (A6177 road) across the railway line.[1]

From 1872, there was an extensive network of sidings and sheds, known as Manningham motive power depot, to the north of the station.

The station was closed following the Beeching Axe on 20 March 1965; unlike the next station on the line, Frizinghall, it has not reopened.

In the 1950s, and up to closure in 1965, the Bradford Railway Circle used a hut on the platform at Manningham station for its meetings.[2]

Possible re-opening[edit]

The map on the back of 'Canal Road News', Issue 1 (March 2006), published by the canal Road Business Forum, marks 'Potential Manningham Station' on approximately the site of the original station. However, this map (and the whole publication) is mainly about the proposed rebuilding of the Bradford Canal, and there is no mention of Manningham Station in the text.

In January 2008, it was revealed that the City of Bradford prepared a bid to the Regional Transport Board for £10 million, which, combined with the £10 million the council received from the sale of Leeds Bradford Airport would provide funding for the reopening of Manningham station, as well as a number of other road infrastructure projects in the Aire Valley.[3]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Bradford Forster Square
Line & station open
  Midland Railway
Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway
Line & station open

Dates Company or line Preceding station Following station
1868–1875 Midland Bradford Midland Shipley
1875–1923 Midland Bradford Midland Frizinghall
1923–1948 LMS Forster Square Frizinghall
1948–1965 British Railways Forster Square Frizinghall


  1. ^ Yorkshire CCXVI.NE (includes: Bradford.) (Map). 1:10560. Ordnance Survey. 1944.
  2. ^ Whitaker, Alan; Myland, Brian (1993). Railway Memories No. 4; Bradford. Todmorden: Bellcode. p. 22. ISBN 1-871233-03-8.
  3. ^ "Action taken over traffic". Telegraph and Argus. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  • Bairstow, Martin 2004 Railways Through Airedale & Wharfedale. ISBN 1-871944-28-7
  • Whitaker, Alan & Brian Myland 1993 Railway Memories No. 4: Bradford Bellcode books. ISBN 1-871233-03-8

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