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Encyclopedia > Sheffield Midland station
Sheffield
Location
Place Sheffield
Local authority Sheffield
Coordinates 53°22′41″N 1°27′43″W / 53.378, -1.462Coordinates: 53°22′41″N 1°27′43″W / 53.378, -1.462
Operations
Station code SHF
Managed by Midland Mainline
Platforms in use 9
Live departures and station information from National Rail
Annual Passenger Usage
2004/05 * 5.001 million
2005/06 * 5.167 million
History
Key dates Opened 1870
1905 Extension
1956 Rooftop removed
1973 Power signal bow built
National Rail - UK railway stations

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Midland Mainline (MML) is a British train operating company owned by the National Express Group, created after the privatisation of British Rail. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Categories: | ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Categories: ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... See also List of closed railway stations in Britain Categories: Railway stations in the United Kingdom | Lists of places ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Categories: Railway stations in the United Kingdom | Lists of places ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ... Station Name Postcode External links to Map of station at MultiMap Code External links to livedepartureboards. ... Categories: British railway stations | Lists of places ...

* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sheffield from Office of Rail Regulation statistics.
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Sheffield Midland station, now called simply Sheffield, is the railway station in central Sheffield, in Yorkshire, northern England. Image File history File links Portal. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II...


Sheffield is at the northern end of the core Midland Main Line route via Derby (or Nottingham) and Leicester to London St Pancras, which this year will become the home of Eurostar international services. Direct services are also available to Leeds, the North East, North West, and East coast via Virgin Trains, Central Trains, Northern Rail and TransPennine Express. The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... It has been suggested that St Pancras International be merged into this article or section. ... A Eurostar on the CTRL going through the Medway Towns Eurostar is a train service connecting the UK with Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille and Brussels (Brussels South). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Central Trains rolling stock at Liverpool Lime Street railway station Central Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running local and long-distance services in central England. ... Northern Rail is a train and railway operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ...

The station sign. Note the MML colours

The station is on the Sheffield Supertram network, and is linked to the city's bus station by a short covered walkway. A major revamp of the station approach is now complete.
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History

Sheffield station seen from the north
Sheffield station seen from the north

The station was opened in 1870 by the Midland Railway and was the fifth and last station to be built in Sheffield's city centre. The station was built on the "New Line" which ran between Grimesthorpe Junction, on the former Sheffield and Rotherham Railway, and Tapton Junction, just north of Chesterfield.This new line replaced the previous route to London, which ran from Sheffield Wicker Station via Rotherham (Masborough). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 267 KB) Description or title: Midland Station, Sheffield in 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 267 KB) Description or title: Midland Station, Sheffield in 2005. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom, which existed from 1844 to 1922. ... In the early nineteenth century, when news broke of the building of the North Midland Railway, it was clear that George Stephenson would follow the gentle gradient of the Rivers Rother and Don, bypassing Sheffield. ... Chesterfield, see Chesterfield (disambiguation) // Chesterfield is a historic market town and local government district in Derbyshire, a county in England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Sheffield Wicker Station was the first railway station to be built in Sheffield, Yorkshire. ... Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England, built upon the River Don near the confluence of the Don and the Rother. ...


The station opened on a damp and cold day without any celebrations. Originally there were different entrances for passengers of different classes. The then station buildings are what we see standing on the island platforms 2 to 5. Pond Street goods depot opened at the same time.


The station was given two extra platforms and a new frontage in 1905 at a cost of £215,000. The enlargements consisted of creating an island platform out of the old platform 1 and building a new platform 1 as well as a new entrance. 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Offices were built at the north end of the 300 feet long carriage way rooftop. A large parcels office was built to the south of the main buildings. Two footbridges connected to the platforms, the one to the north for passengers, the one to the south for station staff and parcels employees. The tracks were covered by two train sheds or rooftops. One spanned platforms 5 and 6, the second platforms 1 and 2. The rooftops were removed in the autumn of 1956, and replaced by low-level awnings. Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 1960s saw the introduction of the Class 45 and Class 46 diesel-electric engines, known as Peaks. Sheaf House, adjacent to the station was built to house British Rail's Sheffield Division headquarters. As part of the reconstruction of the area as the "Gateway to Sheffield" it was demolished in early 2006. In 1972 the station was resignalled and its track layout remodelled. In 1984 British Rail introduced the High Speed Train to Sheffield to serve on the Midland Main Line. The Cross Country services had seen the introduction of the HSTs in 1982. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The British Rail Class 45 diesel locomotives were built by British Rail Derby and Crewe Works from 1960 to 1962. ... The British Rail Class 46 is a class of diesel locomotive. ... Sheaf House during Sheaf Squares rebuilding Sheaf House was a nine storey tower building lying on Sheaf Square, next to Sheffield Midland station, in the city centre of Sheffield. ... This article is about the defunct entity British Railways, which later traded as British Rail. The History of rail transport in Great Britain is covered in its own article. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the defunct entity British Railways, which later traded as British Rail. The History of rail transport in Great Britain is covered in its own article. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...

Sheffield station under repair
Sheffield station under repair

In 2002, Midland Mainline, as station managers, commenced a major re-generation work including a new footbridge to link with the Supertram stop, new platform surfaces, a revamped passenger hall with new shops, ticketing facilities and destination boards, and the remodelling of Sheaf Square, outside the station, to incorporate a new large open pedestrian space, water features and sandblasting of the station front. Before the start of the work in Sheaf Square, archaeologists and researchers were allowed to dig to study the remains of Bamford Dam. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 250 KB) Description or title: Midland Station platform 5, Sheffield in 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 250 KB) Description or title: Midland Station platform 5, Sheffield in 2005. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Most of the work is now complete; however, vacant land opposite Sheaf Square is still to be allocated to developers for major hotel and office developments, and construction of the new platform canopy for platform 2C is yet to start.


Station layout

Plan of Sheffield Midland Station. Key.
Plan of Sheffield Midland Station. Key.

The station presently has 9 platforms, numbered 1 to 8 and "2C" together with through roads which can be used for through running or more usually for stabling stock. Between platforms 5 and 6 these are known as "1-Up" and "2-Up" (they are on the "Up" or London-bound side of the station) whilst between platforms 1 and 2 can be found the "through road" with a direct path through the station or by a central crossover to the north end of platform 1 (1b) and "Down Station Siding". Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (550x800, 25 KB) Description or title: Map of Sheffield Midland Station, Sheffield. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (550x800, 25 KB) Description or title: Map of Sheffield Midland Station, Sheffield. ... Image File history File links Sheffield_Midland_Station_-_key. ...

In a normal days work local services run by Northern use platforms 1a / 1b, 3 and 4, whilst terminating trains of Midland Mainline normally use Platform 5. Midland Mainline services passing through and Cross Country services use platform 2 for northbound and platform 6 for southbound departures. Central Trains services on the Norwich-Liverpool axis use 2, 5 or 7, TransPennine Express use platform 2 eastbound and platform 8 westbound leaving platform 2c for the use of the Sheffield-Manchester local trains. Northern Rail is a train and railway operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... Midland Mainline (MML) is a British train operating company owned by the National Express Group, created after the privatisation of British Rail. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Central Trains rolling stock at Liverpool Lime Street railway station Central Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running local and long-distance services in central England. ... TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ...


Prior to the 1972 resignalling, the northern half of the current platform 8 was called platform 9. Trains from the north using platform 8 could avoid trains stood at platform 9 via an additional through road.


More services from Sheffield are also planned, offering more trains per hour at peak times and extra carriages.


See also

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Sheffield Midland station

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Sheffield Wicker Station was the first railway station to be built in Sheffield, Yorkshire. ... Sheffield Victoria station was the main Sheffield station on the Great Central Railway (known prior to 1897 as the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway), between Chesterfield and Penistone. ...

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Preceding station Sheffield Supertram Lines Following station
Fitzalan Square/
Ponds Forge
  Blue   Granville Road
The Sheffield College
  Purple  
National Rail
Chesterfield or
Dronfield
Limited Service
  Central Trains
Liverpool-Norwich
  Dore
Chesterfield   Midland Mainline
Midland Main Line
  Meadowhall or
Doncaster or
Wakefield Westgate
Derby or
Chesterfield or
Dronfield
Limited Service
  Virgin Trains
Cross-Country Route
  Doncaster or
Wakefield Westgate
Dore or
Stockport
  TransPennine Express
South TransPennine
  Meadowhall
Terminus   Northern Rail
Penistone Line
  Meadowhall
Terminus   Northern Rail
Dearne Valley Line
  Meadowhall
Terminus   Northern Rail
Hope Valley Line
  Dore
Terminus   Northern Rail
Sheffield-Hull Line
  Meadowhall
Terminus   Northern Rail
Hallam Line
  Meadowhall
Terminus   Northern Rail
Wakefield Line
  Meadowhall
Terminus   Northern Rail
Sheffield-Lincoln Line
  Darnall
Railways in Sheffield
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