Wentworth railway station

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Wentworth
Location
Place Wentworth
Area Barnsley
Coordinates 53°29′05″N 1°27′10″W / 53.4848°N 1.4528°W / 53.4848; -1.4528Coordinates: 53°29′05″N 1°27′10″W / 53.4848°N 1.4528°W / 53.4848; -1.4528
Grid reference SK364988
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1897 Opened
2 November 1959 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Wentworth railway station was a railway station on the Sheffield to Barnsley route of the Midland Railway. The station has been known as Wentworth and Tankersley and Wentworth and Hoyland Common during its life.

History[edit]

The station was situated at the north end of the Tankersley Tunnel, adjacent to the road bridge. Built on an embankment, the platforms and the station building were high above the road with the station master's house, which still stands at road level.

The station was some considerable distance from Wentworth, Hoyland Common and Tankersley, and far from walking distance. Its most regular passengers were the miners of Skiers Spring Colliery, situated on the other side of the road bridge, coming on and off shift.

The station closed on 2 November 1959.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Chapeltown
Line and station open
  Midland Railway   Elsecar
Line and station open

References[edit]

  • "A Railway Chronology of the Sheffield Area", Edited by Richard V. Proctor, Sheffield City Libraries, 1975. ISBN 0-900660-25-2

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