Thurgoland railway station

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Thurgoland
Location
Place Thurgoland
Area Barnsley
Coordinates 53°29′57″N1°33′46″W / 53.49905°N 1.56287°W / 53.49905; -1.56287 Coordinates: 53°29′57″N1°33′46″W / 53.49905°N 1.56287°W / 53.49905; -1.56287
Grid reference SE290003
Operations
Original company Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
History
1845 opened
1847 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Thurgoland railway station was a small railway station built by the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway to serve the village of Thurgoland, South Yorkshire, England and opened on 5 December 1845. Due to cost-cutting measures involving staff and infrastructure the station was closed, along with Dog Lane, Dukinfield, Hazelhead and Oxspring on 1 November 1847, making this one of the shortest-lived stations anywhere, with a life span of just one year and 11 months.

Thurgoland village in the United Kingdom

Thurgoland is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England, on the A629 road. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,801, increasing to 1,969 at the 2011 Census.

South Yorkshire County of England

South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. It is the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and had a population of 1.34 million in 2011. It has an area of 1,552 square kilometres (599 sq mi) and consists of four metropolitan boroughs, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. South Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.Its largest settlement is Sheffield.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Oxspring   Great Central Railway
Great Central Main Line
  Wortley

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