Station Name: WADSLEY BRIDGE STATION

[Source: Richard Siday]


Date opened: 14.7.1845
Location: On the north side of Halifax Road (A61)
Company on opening: Great Central Railway
Date closed to passengers: 15.6.1959
Date closed completely: 5.9.1988
Company on closing: British Railways (Eastern Region)
Present state: Both platforms are still extant although the platform buildings have now been demolished.
County: Yorkshire
OS Grid Ref: SK334915
Date of visit: 2005

Notes: The Second Stop travelling north from Sheffield Wadsley Bridge 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 platforms remain intact (the southbound one heavily over grown).

It was closed to passengers on June 15th, 1959 but after closure summer Saturday and Sunday trains were advertised for anglers until 31.10.1965. It was later used during severe weather and due to its close proximity to the Hillsborough Football ground, did see occasional use by football specials into the 1980's but this use ceased after privatisation in 1996.

In 2003 a group was set up to get the reinstatement of a passenger service from Stocksbridge to Sheffield.

Tickets from Michael Stewart

Click on station name for other stations on the Woodhead line: Sheffield Victoria, Oughty Bridge, Penistone, Dunford Bridge & Woodhead


Wadsley Bridge Station in August 1975
Photo by Alan Young



76 013 & 76 021 at Wadsley Bridge Station with the AC/DC railtour, 16 September 1978
Photo by G. A. Cryer from Geoff's Rail Pages web site

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

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

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[Source: Richard Siday]


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