Wath North railway station

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Wath North
Wath North railway station (site), Yorkshire (geograph 3789533).jpg
Embankment on which the former station was located (2013)
Location
PlaceWath-upon-Dearne
AreaMetropolitan Borough of Rotherham
Coordinates53°30′35″N 1°20′01″W / 53.50973°N 1.33367°W / 53.50973; -1.33367Coordinates: 53°30′35″N 1°20′01″W / 53.50973°N 1.33367°W / 53.50973; -1.33367
Grid referenceSE442016
Operations
Original companyMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
6 April 1841Station opened as Wath
1 May 1850renamed Wath and Bolton
April 1914renamed Wath-on-Dearne
25 September 1950renamed Wath North
1 January 1968Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
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.

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a victim of the Beeching axe, closing on 1 January 1968 when the local Sheffield-Cudworth-Leeds passenger trains were withdrawn.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.

References[edit]

  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


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Swinton Town   BR Eastern Region
Sheffield-Cudworth-Leeds Line
  Darfield