Woodhouse railway station

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Not to be confused with Mansfield Woodhouse railway station.
Woodhouse National Rail
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Woodhouse Station
Place Woodhouse
Local authority City of Sheffield
Coordinates 53°21′50″N 1°21′27″W / 53.36382°N 1.35753°W / 53.36382; -1.35753Coordinates: 53°21′50″N 1°21′27″W / 53.36382°N 1.35753°W / 53.36382; -1.35753
Grid reference SK428854
Station code WDH
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 17,241
2005/06 Increase17,529
2006/07 Decrease14,672
2007/08 Decrease13,148
2008/09 Increase21,856
2009/10 Decrease21,662
2010/11 Increase27,414
2011/12 Increase27,578
2012/13 Increase29,192
2013/14 Decrease 28,306
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Travel South Yorkshire
Zone Sheffield
Original company Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
October 1850 First station opened as Woodhouse Junction
11 October 1875 Resited 640 m west and renamed Woodhouse
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Woodhouse from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Woodhouse railway station, is a railway station serving Woodhouse and Woodhouse Mill in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The station is 5.25 miles (8 km) east of Sheffield station on the Sheffield to Lincoln Line. The next station east was Waleswood, until its closure in 1955, and is now Kiveton Park. The next station west is Darnall. Beighton railway station, originally adjacent to the junction with the Midland Railway, but rebuilt by the MS&LR when they commenced work on their "Derbyshire Lines", was until 1954 the next station south.

Woodhouse Mill, Orgreave and Fence were served by a station on the North Midland Railway named Woodhouse Mill.

From 1955 until removal in 1981, the Barnsley Junction-Rotherwood segment of the Manchester-Sheffield-Wath electrification terminated slightly to the west of the Woodhouse station platforms, within sight of the station.[1]


The present station is the second built to serve the community of Woodhouse, then separate from and not under the governance of Sheffield. The railway line between Sheffield and Gainsborough was proposed by the Sheffield and Lincolnshire Junction Railway (S&LJR); upon authorisation of this line in August 1846, the S&LJR amalgamated with other railways to form the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR). The first section of the S&LJR line, between Sheffield and Beighton (on the Midland Railway) opened on 12 February 1849; the second section, which left the first near Woodhouse and ran to Gainsborough, opened on 17 July 1849. A station at the junction was opened by the MS&LR in October 1850, named Woodhouse Junction.[2][3][4] The original station was situated at the bottom of Junction Lane, adjacent to the present Woodhouse Junction, formerly East Junction, signal box and was built to serve the communities of Beighton, then within Derbyshire, and Woodhouse. This station was closed on 11 October 1875 and replaced on the same day by a new station 700 yards (640 m) to the west, named Woodhouse.[4] The new station was one of the earliest examples of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway's Double Pavilion designs at its present location.

Colliery lines[edit]

Woodhouse was the hub of two colliery branches: to the west a branch to Orgreave Colliery, which was extended to reach Treeton Colliery under the MS&LR (Extension to London) Act 1893 and opened on 10 October 1898, and, to the east, from Woodhouse East Junction, the Birley Branch, which served the Birley Collieries, belonging to the Sheffield Coal Company.


An hourly westbound service to Sheffield/Doncaster/Adwick/Leeds and hourly eastbound service to Worksop/Retford/Lincoln are operated by Northern.

A limited service is provided on Sundays.

Woodhouse is also served by the irregular Saturday only service 3 services each way linking Sheffield and Cleethorpes via Brigg.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Historical railways
Line and station open
Great Central Railway
Line open, station closed


  1. ^ Johnson, E. M. Scenes from the Past 29 (Part Three): Woodhead The Electric Railway. Stockport: Foxline. p. 140. ISBN 1-870119-81-9. 
  2. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 160. CN 8983. 
  3. ^ Dow, George (1959). Great Central, Volume One: The Progenitors, 1813-1863. Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 122, 127. ISBN 0-7110-1468-X. 
  4. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 254. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Milnes, Roger. "East of Sheffield". Forward, the journal of the Great Central Railway Society (16). ISSN 0141-4488. 

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