Mexborough (Ferry Boat) Halt railway station

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Mexborough (Ferry Boat) Halt
Location
Place Mexborough
Area Doncaster
Coordinates 53°29′25″N 1°16′34″W / 53.49036°N 1.27599°W / 53.49036; -1.27599Coordinates: 53°29′25″N 1°16′34″W / 53.49036°N 1.27599°W / 53.49036; -1.27599
Grid reference SK481995
Operations
Original company South Yorkshire Railway
History
? opened
1871 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Mexborough (Ferry Boat) Halt was a small railway station on the South Yorkshire Railway's line between Barnsley and Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It was intended to serve the township of Mexborough and the village parish of Old Denaby where it was situated, the boundary being the River Don. It was close by the Ferry Boat crossing of the river and the swing bridge over the canal, a short distance from the original centre of Mexborough, around where the parish church now stands.

At this point the line is crossed by a footpath which connects Mexborough to Old Denaby. Access to the platform was from this path. The railway was controlled by a signal box known as "Ferry Boat Crossing".

It is believed that the station closed, along with Mexborough Junction railway station on the opening of the new, present day Mexborough station in 1871.

References[edit]

The South Yorkshire Railway, D.L.Franks, Turntable Enterprises, 1971. ISBN 0-90284-404-0