Maltby railway station

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Maltby station (disused, 2010)
Location Maltby, Rotherham
Coordinates 53°25′23″N1°10′13″W / 53.4231°N 1.1702°W / 53.4231; -1.1702 Coordinates: 53°25′23″N1°10′13″W / 53.4231°N 1.1702°W / 53.4231; -1.1702
Grid reference SK552921
Other information
Original company South Yorkshire Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway and
London and North Eastern Railway Joint
Key dates
1 December 1910Opened
April 1926Closed
25 July 1927Reopened
2 December 1929Closed

Maltby railway station was located on the South Yorkshire Joint Railway (SYJR) on the eastern edge of Maltby, South Yorkshire, England. It opened 1910 and closed in 1929.


The station was opened in 1910, built by the Great Central Railway (GCR), who operated the passenger service over the SYJR between Doncaster and Shireoaks jointly with the Great Northern Railway (GNR). The GNR found the service unprofitable and withdrew their services in 1911, leaving only the GCR service which continued until 1929. In April 1926 the passenger service was suspended and Maltby station was closed as a result of the general strike but reopened in July 1927 [1] only to close for good when the passenger service was permanently withdrawn in December 1929. [2]

The main station buildings, on the Doncaster bound platform, were of the Great Central's "Double Pavilion" style containing all the usual facilities, whilst the other platform had a simple brick built waiting shelter. In its second life the main building was utilised by a building contractor who also made use of adjacent land to store his plant.

The last train to call (terminate) at Maltby was a 16-coach "Inter Grammar Schools Sports Day Special" in 1963 which ran from Mexborough hauled by a double-headed B1 from the home depot, one of its last special passenger workings before the work was transferred to Wath. It was almost a mile and a half walk from the station to the local grammar school sports field.

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  1. Burgess, Neil (2014). The Lost Railways of Yorkshire's West Riding; Barnsley Doncaster, Sheffield and the South. Catrine: Stenlake. pp. 19–22. ISBN   9781840336566.
  2. Elliott 2002, p. 88.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Dinnington and Laughton
Line open, station closed
  South Yorkshire Joint Railway   Tickhill & Wadworth
Line open, station closed