Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (18/Jun/1874) - Local and District News: Closing of Woodfield Station

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Local and District News.

Closing of Woodfield Station.

Some months ago the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company decided on adding a station on their Meltham branch. A platform was made, a station-house erected, gas lamps put up, and gas conveyed from the road. The signboard was also duly put up, on which was painted "Dungeon Wood," and every expense was incurred necessary to meet, what we presume was considered, the wants of the neighbourhood. As the work approached completion the signboard underwent a change, "Dungeon Wood" giving place to what was probably thought a more euphonious name — "Woodfield" — and placards duly announced the opening on the first of the current month. All, however, has come to an untimely end. Yesterday the railway company issued a bill announcing that after the 30th of this month the station will be closed ! It would be interesting to the shareholders to know how much money has been spent on this little experiment. Surely it was never expected to be a paying station, and if an average of one shilling per day is the financial result, that sum is in excess of what persons outside official railway circles ever expected would be realised.

Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (18/Jun/1874) - Local and District News: Closing of Woodfield Station

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