Beighton railway station

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Beighton
Site of Beighton Station - geograph.org.uk - 1781915.jpg
Site of Beighton railway station in 1963
Location Beighton, City of Sheffield
England
Coordinates 53°21′04″N1°20′08″W / 53.351140°N 1.335500°W / 53.351140; -1.335500 Coordinates: 53°21′04″N1°20′08″W / 53.351140°N 1.335500°W / 53.351140; -1.335500
Grid reference SK443840
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Pre-grouping Sheffield and Lincolnshire Junction Railway
Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
June 1840First station opened
2 January 1843First station closed
12 February 1849Second station opened
February 1852Second station closed temporarily
March 1854Second station reopened
1 November 1893Second station closed
1 November 1893Third station opened
1950Extensively rebuilt
1 November 1954Closed [1]

Beighton railway station is a former railway station near the village of Beighton on the border between Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, England.

Contents

Three stations

Beighton station existed on three sites at different times:

At the time this station was within Derbyshire but following changes in boundaries the site is now within the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

Context

All three stations were in the flood plain of the River Rother, which repeatedly led to problems. [4] [5] In 1950 these plus the generally poor state of the station building led British Railways to raise platform levels and undertake other remedial works. [6]

Beighton station closed for the third and final time on 1 November 1954. It has since been demolished.

Beighton station and related lines Shefdist.jpg
Beighton station and related lines
Northbound freight on the ex-GC main line in 1951 Beighton railway geograph-2140363.jpg
Northbound freight on the ex-GC main line in 1951
Up coal train at Beighton Junction in 1963 Beighton Junction 2 geograph-2149224.jpg
Up coal train at Beighton Junction in 1963

In 1897 the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway opened in a branch from Langwith Junction. The original hope had been to join the MS&LR line into Sheffield Victoria but it was rebuffed, so a goods yard and connection to the ex-North Midland line at Beighton was built instead, though this did not touch Beighton station. The LD&ECR obtained running rights along the Midland line to Treeton Junction and entered Sheffield via the Sheffield District Railway when it opened in 1900. [7] [8]

In March 2021, the 120-year-old Beighton Station Junction signal cabin, the last remaining relic of the station, was demolished, with control of the lines passing to the York Rail Operating Centre. [9]

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References

Notes

  1. Butt 1995, p. 31.
  2. [ 53°21′13.44″N1°19′53.6″W / 53.3537333°N 1.331556°W Approximate location of first Beighton station]
  3. Hurst 1989, p. 33.
  4. Grainger 2002, p. 63.
  5. Beighton Station flood: via picturesheffield
  6. Grainger 2002, pp. 61–2.
  7. Cupit & Taylor 1984, p. 14.
  8. Dow 1965, p. 170.
  9. "Sheffield: 120-year-old signal box to be demolished in rail upgrade". BBC News. 13 March 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.

Sources

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Woodhouse
Station open, line closed
  Great Central Railway
Derbyshire Lines
  Killamarsh Central
Line and station closed