Deepcar railway station

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Deepcar
Deepcar Station House, Deepcar - geograph.org.uk - 1571545.jpg
The former Deepcar station, now a private residence
Location Deepcar, City of Sheffield
England
Coordinates 53°28′35″N1°33′32″W / 53.4765°N 1.5590°W / 53.4765; -1.5590 Coordinates: 53°28′35″N1°33′32″W / 53.4765°N 1.5590°W / 53.4765; -1.5590
Grid reference SK293978
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Pre-grouping Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
14 July 1845Opened
15 June 1959Closed

Deepcar railway station, originally "Deep Car", is a disused railway station near Deepcar, South Yorkshire, England. The station, situated on the line built by the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway, opened on 14 July 1845. The station was located between Oughtibridge and Wortley and was intended to serve the village of Deepcar, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

The station was built with two flanking platforms, the main station building being on the Manchester-bound side with a waiting shelter on the other. In the 1870s a short branch line was constructed to serve the Stocksbridge steel works of Samuel Fox and Company. This line ran from the west end of Deepcar station to a set of sidings, where traffic was exchanged with the Stocksbridge Railway. At the west end of the station, to the rear of the main line platform, there was a short bay known as the Stocksbridge platform from where passenger trains to the station at Stocksbridge (also known as Stocksbridge platform) departed. This service, which commenced in 1877, ceased in 1931.

The station closed to passenger traffic on 15 June 1959.

The line, albeit single track from Woodburn Junction, is still open to serve the steel works, now operated by the speciality steels division of Liberty House Group. [1] [2] Traffic to this location usually runs at night.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wortley   British Railways
Great Central Main Line
  Oughty Bridge
Stocksbridge   Stocksbridge Railway  Terminus

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References

  1. "Liberty House - A global industrial and metals group". www.libertyhousegroup.com. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. "Liberty Speciality Steels - Advanced Engineered Steels and Services". www.libertyhousegroup.com. Retrieved 8 December 2017.