- Bolton-on-Dearne railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Bolton-on-Dearne
code = BTD
Bolton on Dearne
borough = Barnsley
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
lowusage0405 = 54,759
lowusage0506 = 59,983
lowusage0607 = 56,048
platforms = 2|
Bolton-on-Dearne railway station serves the village of
Bolton on Dearnein South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line21 km (13 miles) north of Sheffield railway station.
Bolton-on-Dearne railway station was opened by the
Swinton & Knottingley Railwayon 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 1924to 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 2007to 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.
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.
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