Norton (South Yorkshire) railway station

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Norton (South Yorkshire)
Norton, The level crossing and Old Station House. - geograph.org.uk - 234861.jpg
Norton, The level crossing and Old Station House
Location
Place Norton
Area Doncaster
Coordinates 53°37′55″N 1°09′45″W / 53.63205°N 1.16237°W / 53.63205; -1.16237Coordinates: 53°37′55″N 1°09′45″W / 53.63205°N 1.16237°W / 53.63205; -1.16237
Grid reference SE554153
Operations
Original company Wakefield, Pontefract and Goole Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
6 June 1848 (1848-06-06) Station opened
10 March 1947 Last train
27 September 1948 Official closure
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

Norton (South Yorkshire) railway station was a railway station to serve Norton, South Yorkshire, England. It was built by the Wakefield, Pontefract and Goole Railway company on their line between Doncaster and Knottingley. The line and its stations were absorbed into the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1847 when that company changed its name from the Manchester and Leeds Railway.

The station buildings were similar to those at Womersley and were described as "Swiss Cottage" style. They are a stone built construction with a clipped gable end.

At the grouping it passed to the LMS and British Railways on nationalisation. The station closed to passengers on 27 September 1948.[1] But the railway line is still open and now carries freight trains (mainly bulk coal) to and from the power stations at Drax, Ferrybridge & Eggborough, along with Grand Central's passenger services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross since 2010.

As part of a report to Doncaster Borough Council in September 2008 the station site was to be protected for future use in a strategy for the railways in the borough, reopening being a distant possibility.[2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Askern   London Midland and Scottish Railway
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
Askern Branch Line
  Womersley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Body, G. (1988), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 1-85260-072-1; p. 154
  2. ^ Report of Doncaster Borough Council on strategic rail routes for the future.