Stainforth railway station

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Stainforth
Location
Place Stainforth
Area Doncaster
Coordinates 53°36′06″N 1°01′53″W / 53.60179°N 1.03143°W / 53.60179; -1.03143Coordinates: 53°36′06″N 1°01′53″W / 53.60179°N 1.03143°W / 53.60179; -1.03143
Grid reference SE641121
Operations
Original company South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
History
1856 Opened
1866 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Stainforth railway station was a station on the South Yorkshire Railway's line between Doncaster and Thorne, serving the town of Stainforth, South Yorkshire, England.

History and description[edit]

The original SYR line from Doncaster to Thorne followed closely the Stainforth and Keadby Canal and opened for goods traffic on 11 December 1855. The original passenger station opened with the coming of passenger services to the line on 7 July 1856 and closed on 1 October 1866 when the station was resited on the 'straightened' line.

A new station opened on the realigned route away from the canal as Stainforth and Hatfield, but was renamed Hatfield and Stainforth in the 1990s, it being considered that Hatfield had the larger population.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bramwith   South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
Doncaster to Thorne Railway
  Thorne Lock

References[edit]

"The South Yorkshire Railway", D.L. Franks,1971, Turntable Enterprises. ISBN 0-902844-04-0