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Passing today, noticed the bricked up entrance had been opened up !

No chance I realise of the station being re opened

Anyone with knowledge re the removal of the entrance brick work

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You never know after all they re opened Darnal and Woodhouse, why not Heeley

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Maybe it's to allow access for an internal inspection

 

Hope someone gets some photos of the interior

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1 hour ago, Cycleracer said:

You never know after all they re opened Darnal and Woodhouse, why not Heeley

Darnall station and Woodhouse  station have had name changes and even resited- but have never been closed or reopened.

Heeley station site is already a road and rail bottleneck, few people living nearby and no potential for P&R.

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6 hours ago, Unrecordings said:

Maybe it's to allow access for an internal inspection

 

Hope someone gets some photos of the interior

It's always been sort of accessible from the other end. I went in and photographed it in the early 90's and it was full of rubbish and overspill from the scrapyard. I assume it's been cleared as part of the current works.

Edited by Person6

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On ‎28‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 09:46, Annie Bynnol said:

Darnall station and Woodhouse  station have had name changes and even resited- but have never been closed or reopened.

Heeley station site is already a road and rail bottleneck, few people living nearby and no potential for P&R.

The name change was an extra L on the end of Darnel (Darnell) but I can't remember ever stopping there in the past years, The Skegness to Sheffield train used to stop there last time was in 1979 in my case so maybe it was left open for goods trains

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56 minutes ago, Cycleracer said:

The name change was an extra L on the end of Darnel (Darnell) but I can't remember ever stopping there in the past years, The Skegness to Sheffield train used to stop there last time was in 1979 in my case so maybe it was left open for goods trains

Darnall Station has never closed since it was opened.

It has always has had passenger trains stopping every hour for decades on their way to Worksop, Retford Gainsborough and sometimes to Barnsley, Leeds, Lincoln, Nottingham and Cleethorpes. There are non-stop local and a few  inter city passenger and freight trains passing through.

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Could it be that the Tram/Train will run out to Dore?

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The remote chance of a tramtrain route to Dore via Heeley disappeared with:

the uncertainty of the current preferred route of HS2

the agreed but delayed increase in services to Manchester

access to Sheffield station from the south

and the requirement that any new work must include electrification compatibility.

 

The tramtrain route to  Dore was never more than an aspiration drawing and would not have had any traction unless it had been associated with the Meadowhall version of HS2. 

The residential areas of Sheffield are on hills not valleys

 

It will have been 20 years before the the agreed doubling of track and platform at Dore becomes a reality in 2023.

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1 minute ago, Annie Bynnol said:

The remote chance of a tramtrain route to Dore via Heeley disappeared with:

the uncertainty of the current preferred route of HS2

the agreed but delayed increase in services to Manchester

access to Sheffield station from the south

and the requirement that any new work must include electrification compatibility.

 

The tramtrain route to  Dore was never more than an aspiration drawing and would not have had any traction unless it had been associated with the Meadowhall version of HS2. 

The residential areas of Sheffield are on hills not valleys

 

It will have been 20 years before the the agreed doubling of track and platform at Dore becomes a reality in 2023.

The notorious bottleneck to and from the Hope Valley.... they should quadruple the line all the way from Dore Junction into Sheffield  and then contemplate reopening stations along the route in using the Northern Rail Manchester  / Hope Valley stopping service.
If this was in the South it would have been done and  dusted years ago.

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On 28/10/2019 at 07:48, Cycleracer said:

You never know after all they re opened Darnal and Woodhouse, why not Heeley

I would say that Darnall and Woodhouse, have never been shut, unless anybody knows any different.

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This thread is going off topic like many others !

A definitive answer please from somebody !

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