Watson's Crossing Halt railway station

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Watson's Crossing Halt
Location
Place Sowerby Bridge
Area Calderdale
Coordinates 53°42′10″N1°54′59″W / 53.7027°N 1.9163°W / 53.7027; -1.9163 Coordinates: 53°42′10″N1°54′59″W / 53.7027°N 1.9163°W / 53.7027; -1.9163
Grid reference SE058230
Operations
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1907 opened
8 July 1929 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Watson's Crossing Halt was a halt on the Rishworth Branch, in West Yorkshire, England built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

Rishworth Branch

The Rishworth branch was built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and linked Sowerby Bridge with Rishworth and served the villages of Triangle, Ripponden, Barkisland and Rishworth.

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History

The halt was opened to serve the new motor railcar service in 1907 which was introduced on this line and the neighbouring Stainland Branch in response to growing competition from trams. [1] When open, services ran to Sowerby Bridge heading north, and to Rishworth heading south. [2]

Sowerby Bridge railway station

Sowerby Bridge railway station serves the town of Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Caldervale Line 4.5 miles (7 km) west of Halifax and 21 miles (34 km) west of Leeds.

Rishworth railway station

Rishworth railway station was a railway station on the Rishworth Branch, built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, to serve the village of Rishworth in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It opened in 1881 and closed to passenger services in 1929; goods traffic ceased in 1953.

Route

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Triangle   L&YR
Rishworth Branch
  Sowerby Bridge

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References

  1. "Railway Ramblers; L&YR SOWERBY BRIDGE - RISHWORTH" . Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. Bairstow, Martin (1987). The Manchester and Leeds Railway: The Calder Valley Line. Halifax: Martin Bairstow. p. 28. ISBN   1-871944-22-8.