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Elland railway station

Elland signal box, at the east end of the former location of Elland railway station.
Place Elland
Area Calderdale
Grid reference SE107215
Original company Manchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
5 October 1840 (1840-10-05) Opened
1 August 1865 Resited
28 June 1962 Goods facilities withdrawn
10 September 1962 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
UK Railways portal

Elland railway station served the town of Elland in West Yorkshire, England until 1962.[1]


The station was originally opened on 5 October 1840 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway.[2][3] It was resited 607 ft (185 m) east on 1 August 1865,[2][3] by which time the line had become part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway which had taken over the Manchester and Leeds on 9 July 1847.[4] Upon the grouping in 1923, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.[5]

Elland station closed to passengers on 10 September 1962.[2][3] Goods facilities were withdrawn on 28 June 1962.[6]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Leeds Railway
Line and station open

Proposed reopening

Plans to reopen the station in 2000 (at the same time as Brighouse railway station) were cancelled due to lack of funds.[7]

In 2006, Clayton Homes offered to build a station in return for planning permission for residential development.[8] This did not materialise but Calderdale Council continued consulting on possible plans.[8]

Reopening of the station, which could cost up to £3 million,[8] is supported by the Halifax & District Rail Action Group and local campaign group "Give Elland a Rail Station".[7] The most likely site for the station is near the Lowfields industrial and business park.[7] As this site is remote from Elland town centre, park and ride facilities and a bus stop would need to be provided.[8]



  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 42, section c5.
  2. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 90.
  3. ^ a b c Quick 2009, p. 164.
  4. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 91.
  5. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 86.
  6. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 45.
  7. ^ a b c Harris, Nigel, ed. (15–28 May 2013). "Rail group pushes for Elland station".  
  8. ^ a b c d Peel, Michael (6 December 2007). "£350k...but still no sign of a railway station for Elland". Evening Courier. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 


External links

  • Proposed Elland Railway Station Development Brief on the Calderdale Council website
  • Elland station, to the right, on navigable 1947 O. S. map
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