Great Houghton Halt railway station

Great Houghton Halt was a small railway station on the Dearne Valley Railway (DVR) situated between Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe Halt and Grimethorpe Halt. The halt served the village of Great Houghton in South Yorkshire, England.

The station opened on 3 June 1912. Originally named Houghton Halt, it was renamed Great Houghton Halt a few weeks later, on 24 August 1912.[1] At first, trains were operated on behalf of the DVR by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway; when that company amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922, the combined organisation (also known as the London and North Western Railway) absorbed the DVR on the same day.[2]

The station closed on 10 September 1951.[3]

Great Houghton Halt
Location
PlaceGreat Houghton
AreaBarnsley
Coordinates53°32′55″N 1°20′43″W / 53.5487°N 1.3454°WCoordinates: 53°32′55″N 1°20′43″W / 53.5487°N 1.3454°W
Grid referenceSE434059
Operations
Original companyDearne Valley Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
3 June 1912Opened as Houghton Halt
24 August 1912Renamed Great Houghton Halt
10 September 1951Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

References

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 109, 124. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Marshall, John (1970). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 2. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 140, 142, 256. ISBN 0-7153-4906-6.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 109

External links

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Grimethorpe Halt
Line and station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Dearne Valley Railway
  Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe Halt
Line and station closed

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