Conisborough’s New Railway station

December 1882

Mexborough and Swinton Times December 15, 1882


That a new station is about to be built at this popular summer holiday resort is now a decided fact, which information we are sure will be hailed with satisfaction by all who use the present inconvenient and incommodious station

Tender have recently been invited by the M.S. and L. railway company and we understand that that of Mr. Wortley, Doncaster, for upwards of £3000, to complete the whole of the work has been accepted and a start will be made as soon as the weather will permit it

The old building will be therefore, soon displaced with a new and handsome set which for elegance of design, general comfort and accommodation will not be equalled by any neighbouring station.

The site chosen is at the west end of the present one. The plans include ladies and gentlemen first and second class waiting rooms, accommodations and general waiting rooms (with easy access to the ticket office), station masters and booking offices, lamp and porters room station masters house and in fact all of the apparatus required to form a comfortable station.

The platforms will be about 150 yards long, and of good width. One important feature is a sub way connecting each platform. Thus to avoid the dangers of level crossings, and which we understand will be lined with white glazed bricks and well lighted on the opposite side a large weighing shed will be built with a good sized waiting rooms at each end.

From this description it will be seen that although the matter of much time the inhabitants of Conisborough are about to possess a station of which they will be proud of