Swinton Central railway station

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Swinton Central
Swinton Central railway station in 1979.jpg
Place Swinton
Area Rotherham
Coordinates 53°29′19″N 1°17′56″W / 53.488525°N 1.298790°W / 53.488525; -1.298790Coordinates: 53°29′19″N 1°17′56″W / 53.488525°N 1.298790°W / 53.488525; -1.298790
Grid reference SK466993
Original company South Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Great Central Railway
Post-grouping LNER
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
April 1872 Opened
15 September 1958 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Swinton, later Swinton Central railway station was situated on the South Yorkshire Railway line from Sheffield Victoria to Doncaster, between Kilnhurst Central and Mexborough. The station was to serve the community of Swinton Bridge, near Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England.

The station was opened in April 1872, shortly after the through line, and comprised two flanking platforms. The main building, including booking office, porters room etc., was on the Sheffield-bound platform and was a single storey structure with hipped roof. The Doncaster-bound platform had, originally, a wooden waiting shelter which was replaced by a brick-built example in the 1890s. At the south (Kilnhurst) end of the platforms was an occupation crossing which gave access to the platforms. This crossing was unprotected by signals or any form of locking. The line was also crossed by a footbridge at this point with steps, not only to the thoroughfare but to the station platforms.

In 1939, at the outbreak of World War II, a government factory was built on land over this crossing and this had rail connection. With more than local traffic to cross the crossing was altered to manual worked gates released from Mexborough No.3 signal box (at the north end of the station). Unusually the responsibility for manning the gates was with the factory authorities. The factory was bought by "white goods" manufacturer Hotpoint.

Swinton Central was closed on 15 September 1958.


  • Dow, George. "Great Central" Vol 2, Locomotive Publishing Co., London
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Kilnhurst Central   Eastern Region of British Railways
Sheffield Victoria-Doncaster Line