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Wombwell Central railway station

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Wombwell Central railway station

Wombwell Central
Place Wombwell
Area Barnsley
Grid reference
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
UK Railways portal

Wombwell Central railway station was a railway station situated on the South Yorkshire Railway company's line between Mexborough and Barnsley. The station lay between Wath Central and Stairfoot. The station was built to serve the mining village of Wombwell, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England and is situated on its northern edge.


  • History 1
  • Accidents and incidents 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The original Wombwell railway station was opened by the South Yorkshire Railway in September 1851 and was replaced by a new structure in the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway's "Double Pavilion" style in the 1880s. It was closed when the Doncaster to Barnsley local passenger service was withdrawn on 29 June 1959.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 13 December 1911 a freight train ran away and was derailed at the station. Both locomotive crew were killed.[1]
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wath Central   BR Eastern Region
Doncaster-Barnsley Line


  1. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1993). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 8. Penryn: Atlantic Books.  

External links

  • Wombwell Central station on navigable 1947 O. S. map

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