Killamarsh West railway station

Killamarsh West
Passing the remains of Killamarsh West in 1957
Location
Place Halfway
Area City of Sheffield
Coordinates

53°19′35″N 1°19′51″W / 53.3263°N 1.3307°W / 53.3263; -1.3307Coordinates: 53°19′35″N 1°19′51″W / 53.3263°N 1.3307°W / 53.3263; -1.3307

Grid reference SK 446 812
Operations
Original company North Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
6 April 1841 Station opened as "Killamarsh"
2 January 1843 closed
21 January 1873 reopened
25 September 1950 renamed "Killamarsh West"
1 February 1954 Station closed [1]
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Killamarsh West is a former railway station in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, England.

See also

Three stations served the village, all of which started as plain "Killamarsh":

North Midland Railway


History

A station was opened on the site by the North Midland Railway on its line between Chesterfield and Rotherham which became known as the "Old Road". It was closed in 1843 by George Hudson during a period of financial difficulty.

A new station was built by the Midland Railway in 1873. Although locally it was commonly known as Killamarsh Midland, the name was not officially adopted.[3] It was renamed Killamarsh West by British Railways in 1950.[4]

It was of typical Midland design, brick built and timber, with a foot crossing between the platforms.

The station closed in 1954. The line is now part of the current Midland Main Line. It is used predomenantly for freight, with a handful of passenger trains going the "long way round" from Chesterfield to Sheffield via the Old Road and Darnall largely to retain staff route knowledge in case of diversions.[5]

Passenger services

In 1922 passenger services calling at Killamarsh West were at their most intensive, with trains serving three destinations via three overlapping routes:

  • On Sundays only
  • On Mondays to Saturdays three stopping services plied between Sheffield (MR) and Chesterfield
    • most ran direct down the "New Road" through Dronfield and went nowhere near Killamarsh West.
  • the other two services went the "long way round" via the "Old Road". They set off north eastwards from Sheffield (MR) towards Rotherham then swung east to go south along the Old Road
    • one of these continued past Holmes, a short distance before Masboro' then swung hard right, next stop Treeton, then all stations, including Killamarsh West, to Chesterfield,
    • the other continued past Attercliffe Road then swung right onto the Sheffield District Railway passing through or calling at West Tinsley and Catcliffe before Treeton, after which they called at all stations to Chesterfield.[3]

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