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Sheffield Wicker railway station

Place Wicker, South Yorkshire
Area City of Sheffield
Grid reference
Original company Sheffield and Rotherham Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
London Midland Region of British Railways
31 October 1838 Opened
1 February 1870 Closed to passengers, renamed Wicker Goods
1965 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Wicker railway station[1] (later Wicker Goods railway station) was the first railway station to be built in Sheffield, England. It was to the north of the city centre, at the northern end of the Wicker, in the fork formed by Spital Hill and Savile Street. It was opened on 31 October 1838 as the southern terminus of the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway, which ran north to Rotherham Westgate railway station.

In 1840 the line was connected to the North Midland Railway at Rotherham Masborough railway station. Carriages from Sheffield would be attached to North Midland trains for onward travel. A southbound curve was added 1869.

Wicker was replaced as a passenger station by Sheffield railway station on 1 February 1870 when the Midland Railway opened a new direct route from Chesterfield to just north of Wicker, now part of the Midland Main Line. Railway workers refer to this route as the "New Road", as opposed to the "Old Road" of the original North Midland line. It has gradients of 1 in 100, a viaduct and three tunnels, including Bradway Tunnel, 2,027 yards (1,853 m) long.

Wicker remained open as a goods station until 1965 and has now been demolished. The site is currently occupied by a Tesco Extra supermarket, having previously contained car dealerships and was, until 2006 when the Spital Hill / Savile Street corner was remodelled as part of the Sheffield Northern Relief Road, the home of Amanda King's Made In Sheffield sculpture, now removed.

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References and notes

  1. ^ Sometimes, before the opening of  , which uses both terms interchangeably


  • Fox, Peter, (1990) The Midland Line in Sheffield, Sheffield: Platform 5 Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-872524-16-8
  • Pixton, B., (2000) North Midland: Portrait of a Famous Route, Cheltenham: Runpast Publishing

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