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|Location|| Maltby, Rotherham |
|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
|1 December 1910||Opened|
|25 July 1927||Reopened|
|2 December 1929||Closed|
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result of the general strike but reopened in July 1927only to close for good when the passenger service was permanently withdrawn in December 1929.
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.
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|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
| Dinnington and Laughton |
Line open, station closed
|South Yorkshire Joint Railway|| Tickhill & Wadworth |
Line open, station closed