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Neepsend railway station

 

Neepsend railway station

Neepsend
Location
Place Neepsend
Area City of Sheffield
Coordinates
Grid reference
Operations
Pre-grouping Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
14 July 1888 Opened
28 October 1940 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
UK Railways portal

Neepsend railway station was a railway station on the former Great Central Railway in England. Ski Village railway station is a proposed station to occupy the former Neepsend station site.

History

Neepsend railway station was opened on 1 July 1888 to serve the industrial suburb of Neepsend, to the north west of Sheffield city centre. It was situated on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway's (latterly the Great Central Railway) Woodhead Line which connected Sheffield Victoria and Manchester London Road.

The station consisted of two flanking platforms joined by a footbridge which also served to carry a footpath over the railway. The platforms were both served by small buildings in the pre-double pavilion style used by the M.S.& L.R. It was unusually located, the Sheffield-bound (up) platform being built against the face of a cutting whilst the opposite platform (down) saw a long drop to street level. A signal box, narrow based but opening out above the stock loading gauge, was located at the Manchester end of the 'down' platform.

Present

Due to low public usage of the station, caused by the better sited Corporation tramway services, it was closed to passengers on 28 October 1940 although the buildings and the signal box remained in situ until the 1970s. All traces of the original station have now been removed, with even the footbridge recently replaced with a new structure.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wadsley Bridge   British Railways
Great Central Main Line
  Bridgehouses

References

  1. ^ The Woodhead Site - Neepsend station


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