Thorner railway station

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Site of the former station in 2012
Place West Yorkshire
Area City of Leeds
Coordinates 53°51′40″N1°25′37″W / 53.8612°N 1.4269°W / 53.8612; -1.4269 Coordinates: 53°51′40″N1°25′37″W / 53.8612°N 1.4269°W / 53.8612; -1.4269
Grid reference SE378408
Original company North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway until 1948
British Railways (N.E region) 1948 to closure
Platforms1 (until 1901), later 2
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain

Thorner railway station was a station in Thorner, West Yorkshire, England, on the Cross Gates–Wetherby line. It opened on 1 May 1876 and closed on 6 January 1964. [1] It served Thorner village immediately south of the station as well as the village of Scarcroft a mile to the west. The station was originally called Thorner & Scarcroft, in 1885 it was renamed into Scarcroft for some time before reverting to the old name, and in 1901 the name was finally shortened to Thorner. [2]


Thorner is a rural village and civil parish in the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England, located between Seacroft and Wetherby. It had a population of 1,646 at the 2011 Census.

West Yorkshire County of England

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. It is an inland and in relative terms upland county having eastward-draining valleys while taking in moors of the Pennines and has a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.

The Cross Gates–Wetherby line is a former railway line in West Yorkshire, England, between Cross gates, near Leeds, and Wetherby. The line opened 1876 and closed 1964.

When opened, the station had only one platform with a brick station building of a typical North Eastern Railway design, similar to the one in Garforth, and a long siding opposite to the platform, but no passing loop. On the down side there was a goods yard, consisting of a loop and three sidings, two of them serving a cattle dock, the third (also equipped with a loop) serving coal drops. A signal box controlled movements in the station and the goods yard. When the line from Cross Gates was doubled in 1901, a second platform with a timber waiting room was built, and the platforms were connected by a metal foot bridge at their southern ends. Until closure, the station remained oil-lit and kept its pre-nationalisation signage. Due to high operating costs compared to low patronage, the line and its stations were earmarked for closure on 23 October 1963 and closed to all traffic on 6 January 1964. The tracks were lifted in 1966. The station area and the goods yard were cleared in the 1970s for new housing, and only the platform edges remain in one of the gardens. The station master's house still stands in the vicinity of the former station. [2]

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  1. "Leeds to Wetherby 1876 - 1966". Lost Railways West Yorkshire.
  2. 1 2 Nick Catford (20 June 2013). "Disused Stations: Thorner".


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Line closed; station closed
  London and North Eastern Railway
Cross Gates to Wetherby Line
Line closed; station closed