Station Name: OUGHTY BRIDGE

 

[Source: Richard Siday]



Date opened: 4.7.1945
Location: At the end of Station Lane
Company on opening: Great Central
Date closed to passengers: 15.6.1959
Date closed completely: 7.6.1966
Company on closing: British Railways (Eastern/London Midland Region)
Present state: Both Platforms heavily overgrown but station building remain intact.
County: Yorkshire
OS Grid Ref: SK312935
Date of visit: August 2004

Notes: The station serves the village of Oughtibridge but the railways have always spelt the name Oughty Bridge!

The third stop northbound from Sheffield, Oughtibridge was originally opened in 1845 on the completion of the Woodhead route but fell victim along with the other stations on the route in the 1950's thanks to increased car traffic.

The station remains 'protected' by the friends of Oughtibridge Station so no housing development has happened. In 2003 a group was set up to get the reinstatement of a passenger service from Stocksbridge to Sheffield.

Other web sites: Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire transport review web site and The Woodhead Site


Oughty Bridge Station before August 1908
Copyright p
hoto from John Alsop collection




Oughty Bridge Station looking north in c.1972
Photo by Ian Baker


Oughty Bridge Station in 1986
Photo from Rob's Photo Pages web site

Oughty Bridge Station in 2002
Photo by David Annable from The Woodhead Site

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[Source: Richard Siday]


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