Rossington railway station

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Rossington
Location
Place Rossington
Area Doncaster
Coordinates 53°28′39″N 1°03′57″W / 53.47745°N 1.06585°W / 53.47745; -1.06585Coordinates: 53°28′39″N 1°03′57″W / 53.47745°N 1.06585°W / 53.47745; -1.06585
Grid reference SK620982
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
4 September 1849[1] Opened
6 October 1958 Closed to passengers
27 May 1963[2] Goods facilities withdrawn
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Rossington was a railway station which served the village of Rossington on the Great Northern Railway's main line some 5.5 miles (9 km) south of Doncaster.It closed for regular passenger services in 1958 but was occasionally served by special trains until the mid-1960s.

History[edit]

The station was set slightly west of the old village alongside the main road, from which access was gained, but on the building of the colliery village, known as New Rossington, to the west of the main line the station gained a whole new passenger base including miners travelling to work and home again, particularly before the colliery village was complete.

The station, with two flanking platforms, was set just south of the colliery junction.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Doncaster   London and North Eastern Railway
Retford to Doncaster
  Bawtry

Present day[edit]

A new station at Rossington was suggested in a report to Doncaster Borough Council and with respect to this land was secured and reserved for the car park and approaches.

In September 2008 a report was submitted to Doncaster Borough Council on the strategy for prospective future rail corridors and stations in the area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 199.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 117. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  3. ^ Published in "The Star", 14 February 2009.