Oakenshaw railway station

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Oakenshaw
Location
Place Oakenshaw
Area City of Wakefield
Coordinates 53°39′55″N 1°27′29″W / 53.66536°N 1.45816°W / 53.66536; -1.45816Coordinates: 53°39′55″N 1°27′29″W / 53.66536°N 1.45816°W / 53.66536; -1.45816
Grid reference SE359189
Operations
Original company North Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
History
1 July 1840 Station opened as Wakefield
1 March 1841 Renamed Oakenshaw for Wakefield
by 1 December 1848 renamed Oakenshaw (Wakefield)
1 July 1861 renamed Oakenshaw
1 June 1870 Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
A Railway Clearing House map of lines around Oakenshaw and Wakefield in 1912

Oakenshaw railway station was located about two miles south-east of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. It was opened in 1840 by the North Midland Railway on its line from Derby to Leeds.

Originally built to serve Wakefield by omnibus,[2] it had suitably ornate buildings, but was closed by the Midland Railway in 1870 when the station at Sandal and Walton was opened instead.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Allen, R. (1842), The North Midland Railway Guide, Nottingham: R. Allen
  3. ^ Pixton, B., (2000) North Midland: Portrait of a Famous Route, Cheltenham: Runpast Publishing


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Sandal and Walton
Line exists; station closed
  North Midland Railway
Midland Railway
  Normanton
Line closed; station open