Thorne Waterside railway station

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Thorne Waterside
Location
Place Thorne
Area Doncaster
Coordinates 53°36′32″N0°58′00″W / 53.60888°N 0.96661°W / 53.60888; -0.96661 Coordinates: 53°36′32″N0°58′00″W / 53.60888°N 0.96661°W / 53.60888; -0.96661
Grid reference SE684129
Operations
Original company South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
History
1856 Opened
1859 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Thorne Waterside railway station, sometimes referred to as "Thorne Lock" because of its location, was built by the South Yorkshire Railway as the terminus of its line from Doncaster. It was the first railway station to be opened in Thorne. The line was opened for goods traffic on 11 December 1855 and to passenger services on 7 July 1856. The station was built adjacent to the Stainforth to Keadby Canal and goods traffic was trans-shipped for forwarding on.

The South Yorkshire Railway was a railway company with lines in the south of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Passenger services lasted for around 3 years before being transferred to a new station, officially called "Thorne" but usually referred to as Thorne (Old) railway station, near the town centre. A third station, Thorne South, on the "straightened" replaced this from 1864, and is still open for business.

Thorne (Old) railway station was the second railway station built by the South Yorkshire Railway to serve the town of Thorne, South Yorkshire, England. It was situated near the town centre on the first stage of the canal-side line to Keadby, which was opened in September 1859. The new line left the original South Yorkshire Railway just before arriving at Thorne Waterside taking a right-handed junction towards the town centre. When the line opened this station was the terminus of the line.

Thorne South railway station

Thorne South railway station is one of two stations serving the ex-mining town of Thorne in South Yorkshire, England. The station is 9.75 miles (16 km) north of Doncaster on the South Humberside Main Line. It is unstaffed, and the only passenger facilities are standard shelters on each platform.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stainforth   South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
Doncaster to Thorne Railway
 Terminus
Stainforth   South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Navigation
Doncaster to Keadby line (1859-1866)
  Crowle railway station

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References

The South Yorkshire Railway, D.L.Franks,1971, Turntable Enterprises. ISBN   0-902844-04-0

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