Penda's Way railway station

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Penda's Way
Pendas Way railway station (site), Yorkshire (geograph 3459227).jpg
Site of the station in 2012
Location
Place Cross Gates
Area City of Leeds
Coordinates 53°48′42″N 1°26′15″W / 53.8118°N 1.4374°W / 53.8118; -1.4374Coordinates: 53°48′42″N 1°26′15″W / 53.8118°N 1.4374°W / 53.8118; -1.4374
Grid reference SE 371 352
Operations
Post-grouping LNER until 1948, BR (N.E region) 1948 to closure
Platforms 2
History
1939 Opened
1964 Closed
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

Penda's Way railway station was a railway station on the Cross Gates to Wetherby Line at the eastern edge of Cross Gates in West Yorkshire. The station opened on 5 June 1939 to serve a new housing estate and was named after a nearby battle where King Penda was killed. It closed on 6 January 1964[1] together with the line and has been demolished entirely.[2]

The station was intended to serve the increasing commuter traffic in the area. Its platforms and waiting rooms had been constructed of wood. A lattice footbridge connected the northern ends of the platforms. The station was staffed and handled parcels as well as baskets of homing pigeons, but it had no freight facilities.[2]

Lines[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Cross Gates   London and North Eastern Railway
Cross Gates to Wetherby Line
  Scholes
Line closed; station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bertram. D. (February 1961). "The lines to Wetherby and their traffic". Trains Illustrated: 99–106.
  2. ^ a b Nick Catford (22 May 2017). "Penda's Way". disused-stations.org.uk.