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Wadsley Bridge Railway Station - Then & Now

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“Now” being 20-30 years ago? Completely devoid of any buildings, or any infrastructure nowadays, with a quarter of a century of tree growth, right from Halifax Road bridge, all the way to Wesley Nicholls' yard.....

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7 hours ago, RLongden said:

“Now” being 20-30 years ago? Completely devoid of any buildings, or any infrastructure nowadays, with a quarter of a century of tree growth, right from Halifax Road bridge, all the way to Wesley Nicholls' yard.....


You're right

Sad times 

Surely it should be reopened

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They've recently dug out the lower bit at the top side, looks like there's an underpass going under the tracks which has been fenced off. Unsure why it's been done, there were rumours of Supertram using the line up to Stocksbridge and some of the old stations being repurposed but I don't know if there's any truth in them.

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On 18/04/2018 at 17:48, segasonic said:

They've recently dug out the lower bit at the top side, looks like there's an underpass going under the tracks which has been fenced off. Unsure why it's been done, there were rumours of Supertram using the line up to Stocksbridge and some of the old stations being repurposed but I don't know if there's any truth in them.

Looking back at old maps of the station, an underpass / subway was always there. Not sure why, but one would assume it allowed passengers to get from one platform to another, although it hardly seems necessary? Probably another example of Victorian over-engineering, when corners were never cut and civil engineering was built to last?!

Latest map here from 1967 and station appears to still be in service?....

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3 hours ago, RLongden said:

Looking back at old maps of the station, an underpass / subway was always there. Not sure why, but one would assume it allowed passengers to get from one platform to another, although it hardly seems necessary? Probably another example of Victorian over-engineering, when corners were never cut and civil engineering was built to last?!

Latest map here from 1967 and station appears to still be in service?....

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It closed to general passengers in 1959, but was in occasional use for football special services the last of which was in 1996 (I guess that was for Euro '96).

I didn't know the subway was there until they dug it out last year some time. I've seen some old pics though and there was originally a building there which you would have had to pass through to access the subway, maybe the ticket office so that customers could pay on the way to access the platforms?

Might be going down that way today, if I do I'll get a photo of the excavations. 

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2 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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Would it be round here on the right where the gate is?

Yes. Here's a picture of how it once looked (I took some photos of the underpass but it won't let me upload, says 'queued' but never does anything).

The wall is a good reference point, I wonder if it's the same one? You can see the remains of the kerb running with it on your picture. The building seems to cover the entrance to the subway, I don't know the year but I don't think it was there in the station's later life. I'm sure I can remember the white fence being there though before they demolished the remains and put up the metal fence.

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Working now! Second to last shows some remains of foundations and cobblestones on the approach to the subway.

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Some nice aerial photos from 1949, showing views of the station and underpass / subway...

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