Bolton-on-Dearne railway station


Bolton-on-Dearne railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Bolton-on-Dearne
code = BTD


manager = Northern Rail
locale = Bolton on Dearne
borough = Barnsley
pte = South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
lowusage0405 = 54,759
lowusage0506 = 59,983
lowusage0607 = 56,048
years =
events =
platforms = 2|

Bolton-on-Dearne railway station serves the village of Bolton on Dearne in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line 21 km (13 miles) north of Sheffield railway station.

History

Bolton-on-Dearne railway station was opened by the Swinton & Knottingley Railway on 1 July 1879, and was originally named Hickleton. The station was renamed as Bolton-on-Dearne on 1 November 1879. The name was altered again on 15 January 1924 to become 'Bolton-on-Dearne For Goldthorpe', before reverting back to 'Bolton-on-Dearne' on 12 June 1961.

The station was reported as being in the worst condition of any in South Yorkshire (with the probable exception of little used Darnall and the Passenger Transport Executive earmarked improvements to bring it up to a decent standard. Work commenced on 19 January 2007 to renew platforms (increase height, resurface), provide new waiting shelters and lighting. As the station is to remain open during this rebuilding work it has not been programmed to be completed until November 2007.

Service

Monday to Saturday there is an hourly service to Sheffield southbound and to Leeds northbound. Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction.

References

* http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/6282365.stm

External links


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