Wath (Hull and Barnsley) railway station

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Site of the former station (2013)
Place Wath-upon-Dearne
Area Rotherham
Coordinates 53°30′30″N1°20′13″W / 53.50831°N 1.33682°W / 53.50831; -1.33682 Coordinates: 53°30′30″N1°20′13″W / 53.50831°N 1.33682°W / 53.50831; -1.33682
Grid reference SE440014
Original company Hull and South Yorkshire Extension Railway
Pre-grouping Hull and Barnsley Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain

Wath railway station was one of three railway stations in Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire, England. It was the southern terminus of The Hull & South Yorkshire Extension Railway which became part of the Hull and Barnsley Railway in 1898 and was the southern terminus of a branch line from Wrangbrook Junction. [1] The station was located on Station Road between the Great Central Railway's Wath Central station and the Midland Railway's Wath North station. Branch line trains connected with Sheffield-Cudworth-Hull trains at Wrangbrook.

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Hull and Barnsley Railway British pre-grouping railway company

The Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company (HB&WRJR&DCo.) was opened on 20 July 1885. It had a total projected length of 66 miles but never reached Barnsley, stopping a few miles short at Stairfoot. The name was changed to The Hull and Barnsley Railway (H&BR) in 1905. Its Alexandra Dock in Hull opened 16 July 1885.

The railway was opened for passengers on 28 August 1902, with Wath being 8 miles (13 km) from Wrangbrook Junction and 11 miles (18 km) from Kirk Smeaton, where the passenger service went to. [2] However, the line was not a success for passenger traffic: it was closed to passengers on 6 April 1929. The station at Wath was a single platform affair [3] but with a substantial station house. This and the former ticket office are the only surviving remains of the station and have survived the buildings of Wath's other two, more successful stations: they still stand on Station Road, called "Station House" and "Barnsley Cottage" respectively.

Kirk Smeaton railway station

Kirk Smeaton railway station is located on the east side of Willowbridge Road in Little Smeaton, North Yorkshire, England. It opened on 22 July 1885, two days after the Hull Barnsley and West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company opened the line between Hull Cannon Street and Cudworth. The station had two facing platforms, the brick-built main station building in "domestic revival style" was on the down side, while the up platform had a waiting room. At the east end of the down platform was a signal box which controlled the goods yard. The latter consisted of four sidings, but had no goods shed.

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  1. Suggitt, Gordon (2015). Lost railways of South & West Yorkshire. Newbury: Countryside Books. p. 145. ISBN   978-1-84674-043-5.
  2. Burgess, Neil (2014). The lost railways of Yorkshire's West Riding : Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and the south. Catrine: Stenlake. p. 26. ISBN   9781840336566.
  3. Batty, Stephen R (1991). Doncaster. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 58. ISBN   0-7110-2004-3.
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