Three Sheffield railway stations could reopen, as people are asked to have their say

Three railway stations in Sheffield could reopen, with people being asked to have their say about the exciting proposals.

By Robert Cumber
Friday, 5th March 2021, 10:07 am

Long lost stations at Millhouses, Heeley 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.

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Dore & Totley station would be expanded as part of plans to restore railway services along Sheaf Valley

The pair submitted a bid last summer, which has so far been unsuccessful, and they are now seeking people’s views to help them gauge demand and strengthen their case.

They have invited people living near the proposed stations to complete a survey indicating whether they would be likely to use them should they reopen.

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.

Should they succeed in their bid for funding, the initial grant would be used to help build a business case for the proposals so the full cost of restoring the services can be secured in future.

Heeley station would reopen as part of plans to restore railway services along Sheaf Valley (pic: Sheffield Local Studies Library: Picture Sheffield)

Funding has already been secured for proposals to reintroduce passenger services on the Barrow Hill line between Sheffield and Chesterfield, and to create a new station at Waverley, on the line between Sheffield and Chesterfield.

To complete the survey, click here.