Tickhill and Wadworth railway station

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Tickhill and Wadworth
Location Tickhill and Wadworth, Doncaster
Coordinates 53°27′06″N1°07′31″W / 53.45158°N 1.12520°W / 53.45158; -1.12520 Coordinates: 53°27′06″N1°07′31″W / 53.45158°N 1.12520°W / 53.45158; -1.12520
Grid reference SK581953
Other information
Original company South Yorkshire Joint Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Yorkshire Joint Railway
Post-groupingSouth Yorkshire Joint Railway
Key dates
1 December 1910Opened
April 1926Closed
25 July 1927Reopened
8 July 1929Closed for passengers
2 November 1964closed for freight

Tickhill and Wadworth railway station, originally simply known as Tickhill, was located where the road linking the town of Tickhill and the village of Wadworth in its name crossed the South Yorkshire Joint Railway. Being about halfway between it was intended that it should serve both Tickhill and Wadworth, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.

The station, opened on 1 December 1910, had two flanking platforms and substantial buildings in the "Double Pavilion" style. The passenger service, between Doncaster and Shireoaks was operated jointly by the Great Central Railway and the Great Northern Railway for the first year when the G.N.R. left the arrangement.

The station was closed temporarily between April 1926 and April 1927 and finally on 8 July 1929, after a bacterial outbreak due to horse faeces. [1] However the wooden signal box at the station's southern end was still extant in 1959, when it was photographed by H. B. Priestly. [2]

Only the station master's house and some remnants of the platform and the signal box's coal bunker still exist.

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  1. South Yorkshire Railway Stations, 'Yesterdays Yorkshire' series by Norman Ellis
  2. Railway Signalling and Track Plans by Bob Essery, Ian Allan Publishing.
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