Wath North railway station

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Wath North

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Embankment on which the former station was located (2013)
Location
Place Wath-upon-Dearne
Area Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham
Coordinates 53°30′35″N1°20′01″W / 53.50973°N 1.33367°W / 53.50973; -1.33367 Coordinates: 53°30′35″N1°20′01″W / 53.50973°N 1.33367°W / 53.50973; -1.33367
Grid reference SE442016
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
6 April 1841 Station opened as Wath
1 May 1850 renamed Wath and Bolton
April 1914 renamed Wath-on-Dearne
25 September 1950 renamed Wath North
1 January 1968 Station closed [1]
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Wath North railway station was on the Midland Railway's Sheffield - Cudworth - Normanton - Leeds main line, serving the town of Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire, England. [2] The town had three railway stations, of which Wath North was the furthest from the town centre; it was three-quarters of a mile to the north, in an area of heavy industry away from residential areas, on the road to Bolton-on-Dearne.

Midland Railway British pre-grouping railway company (1844–1922)

The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. It had a large network of lines managed from its headquarters in Derby. It became the third-largest railway undertaking in the British Isles.

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.

It was built by the North Midland Railway in 1841, the year after the railway opened, and was called Wath and Bolton. It was a victim of the Beeching axe, closing on 1 January 1968 when the local Sheffield-Cudworth-Leeds passenger trains were withdrawn. Express passenger and freight trains continued to pass through the station until 1986 when the line was closed due to severe subsidence; few remains of the station were present at that time.

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The North Midland Railway was a British railway company, which opened its line from Derby to Rotherham (Masbrough) and Leeds in 1840.

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References

  1. Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. Pixton, B., (2000) North Midland: Portrait of a Famous Route, Runpast Publishing
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