Station Name: THACKLEY


[Source: Chris Armour]

Date opened: 1.3.1878
Location: In a cutting on the north side of the A657 Shipley-Leeds Road
Company on opening: Great Northern Railway
Date closed to passengers: 2.2.1931
Date closed completely: 2.2.1931
Company on closing: London & North Eastern Railway
Present state: The buildings have been mostly demolished, but some of the platforms and a few brick remnants remain. The trackbed is used as a public footpath, but it is hard to see how much more of the station is left due to impenetrable undergrowth in the cutting.
County: Yorkshire
OS Grid Ref: SE175386
Date of visit: June 2004

Notes: The line from Shipley to Laisterdyke Junction was opened by the Great Northern
Railway in 1874 with a separate station at Shipley and intermediate stations at Thackley, Idle and Eccleshill. The separate GN station at Shipley was later closed to passengers and a new junction linked the line with the main Shipley station. Initial traffic included limestone from Ingleton and Skipton for the ironworks at Low Moor. Passenger traffic was less successful and was withdrawn and the stations closed in 1931. The line was then singled, but goods traffic between Shipley and Laisterdyke continued until 1968.

Thackley Station in the early 1900's

Thackley Station in June 2004
Photo by Chris Armour

[Source: Chris Armour]

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