Friday, 1 May 2020

Berry Brow and Honley Railway Stations, West Yorkshire

Berry Brow Railway Station

Berry Brow Railway Station is a stop on the Penistone Line approx. 2.25 miles south of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The station was originally opened a few hundred metres further north on the 1st July 1850 and marked for closure along with the rest of the line in the infamous Beeching report in to Britain's railways, happily for the line but sadly for Berry Brow the Penistone line was reprieved, but the station was closed.

A new station for Berry Brow and the villages of Taylor Hill, Armitage Bridge and Newsome was opened by British Rail with support from Metro on the 9th October 1989, the station is sighted on what was once the southbound line, having been singled in the late 1980's and is reached by a short slope from the nearby road. There is a basic shelter, no ticket, refreshment or toilet facilities, the station was used by an average of 501 people per week during the 2018 / 19 period. 

The pictures can be seen here and on Clickasnap, they were taken on the 21st May 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

Honley Railway Station

The next stop southwards on the Penistone Line is Honley Railway Station, the station is approx. 3 miles south of Huddersfield and was opened by the Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway on the 1st July 1850. The line was singled in 1989 and whilst the northbound station platform is still in use, the southbound one is still there although overgrown and disused now, the same condition also applying to the former coal drops on the southbound side too.

The station like Berry Brow has limited facilities with no toilets, refreshments or step free access, and only a small shelter to provide protection from the elements. The station was used by approx. 1036 passengers per week during the 2018 / 19 period of travel.

There are a total of 5 pictures which can be seen here and Clickasnap, they were taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera on the 21st May 2016.

I have also created a short video which features some images of the stations before they were redeveloped or closed.

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