Otley railway station

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Otley
Location
PlaceOtley
AreaCity of Leeds
Coordinates53°54′04″N 1°41′29″W / 53.90099°N 1.69138°W / 53.90099; -1.69138Coordinates: 53°54′04″N 1°41′29″W / 53.90099°N 1.69138°W / 53.90099; -1.69138
Grid referenceSE203450
Operations
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway and Midland Railway (joint)
Platforms2
History
1865Opened
1965Closed
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
An abandoned stone bridge spans the former track bed.
Abandoned weighbridge in the grounds of the former station, 2008

Otley railway station was a railway station serving the town of Otley in West Yorkshire, England. It was opened as a joint venture on the Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway, constructed by the North Eastern Railway and the Midland Railway, on 1 February 1865. The station was closed on 22 March 1965. Tracks and buildings have been removed since. The Otley branch line joined Arthington, in the east, to Ilkley and Menston in the west via a junction known as Milnerwood. The length of the line was about six miles[1] and spanned a range of terrain at the foot of The Chevin with a substantial cutting through a sandstone ridge near Milnerwood which can still be seen today by walking the footpath along the old track bed.[2]


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Pool-in-Wharfedale   Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway
or Midland Railway
  Burley-in-Wharfedale
or Menston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Midland railway, its rise and progress, a narrative of modern enterprise". Frederick Williams, 1888. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  2. ^ "Remains of Otley Railway". 2009 photograph by T.J. Blackwell & 1888 source quote. Retrieved 2009-09-05.

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