Mexborough Railway Station

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Mexborough railway station serves the former mining town of Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England. It is a station on the Sheffield to Doncaster Line 7 miles (11 km) south west of Doncaster. As the original station at Mexborough Junction did not serve the line to Rotherham and Sheffield when this opened it was replaced by a new station built immediately on the Doncaster side of the junction. The new station was approximately half way between Mexborough Junction and Mexborough (Ferry Boat) Halt and was able to serve the town centre at the top of Station Road. It was on 1 June 1874 that the third side of the triangle (Mexborough Reverse Curve) was put in place which allowed trains to work from the Sheffield line to Barnsley without need of reversal. This was closed on 5 September 1966. The Barnsley to Doncaster local passenger services were withdrawn on 29 June 1959 and further changes in the area took place with the opening of Aldwarke Junction in 1966. From this date all passenger trains to Sheffield were routed to Sheffield Midland: at first via the Swinton curve, until its closure in January 1968, and thereafter via the Great Central route through the closed Kilnhurst Central. Nowadays the service operates via the re-instated Swinton curve to the new Swinton. Mexborough once had a third platform which, in effect, made the Sheffield-bound platform an "island". This was used occasionally for regular passenger services travelling via the Great Central line to Sheffield but more often by excursion trains to East Coast resorts such as Scarborough, Bridlington and Cleethorpes. This platform face ceased to be used in the late 1970s but can still be seen. As part of the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive's 4-year plan for upgrading the railways in the county, Mexborough received an upgraded waiting area and ticket office which were completed in May 1989. In 2009/2010, Mexborough was further improved by help points, an updated PA system, refurbished toilets and booking office area, additional shelters and CCTV, information screens and improved access for the disabled. In 2011 Mexborough won the category 'Station of the Year (Small)' at the National Rail Awards.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 36388 0
2014 27786 0
2013 28835 0
2012 33787 0
2011 30679 0
2010 28627 0
2009 28746 0
2008 27901 0
2007 29929 0

Location Data

  • Metropolitan District Ward: Conisbrough
  • Civil Parish/community: Denaby
  • Metropolitan District: Doncaster Borough Council
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Don Valley
  • European Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Recent Crime Figures

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February 2014 0 00000000000000
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December 2013 1 10000000000000
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August 2013 0 00000000000000
July 2013 0 00000000000000
June 2013 0 00000000000000
May 2013 0 00000000000000
April 2013 0 00000000000000
March 2013 0 00000000000000
February 2013 0 00000000000000
January 2013 4 00000000000130

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