Incredible pictures of abandoned 150-year old Sheffield railway station – now set for a bright future

The long lost railway station at Heeley would reopen under plans to restore services along Sheaf Valley.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 6:59 am

Some of you might have taken your old car to its final resting place at K.R Autos on London Road, or bought that elusive spare part there.

But did you know the familiar rather grand pink building once thronged with passengers when it was the Heeley train station?

The station served the communities of Heeley, Meersbrook and Lowfield and was situated on the Midland Main Line near London Road on Heeley Bridge, lying between Sheffield Midland station and Millhouses railway station.

It closed on 10 June 1968 at the same time as Millhouses railway station and all the platform buildings were demolished.

The station opened with the inauguration of the Midland Railway's main line between Chesterfield and Sheffield on 1 February 1870.

Long lost stations at Heeley, Millhouses and Beauchief stations would reopen and Dore & Totley station would be expanded under plans to restore services along Sheaf Valley.

Sheffield MPs Olivia Blake and Louise Haigh are seeking a slice of the Government’s £500 million Restoring Your Railway Fund, which was set up to reverse the notorious Dr Beeching cuts of the 1960s and 70s.

Sheffield Heeley MP Ms Haigh, and Ms Blake, MP for Sheffield Hallam, have previously told how restoring services along Sheaf Valley would ‘transform links from south and south-west Sheffield to the city centre and Manchester, provide greener links to the Peak District and cut congestion on busy routes including Abbeydale Road and Ecclesall Road.

Star photographer Dean Atkins took these pictures of the old Heeley station and its grounds which is currently the site of K.R Autos frontage and goods yard.

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