Reintroduction of timetabled passenger services on the Barrow Hill line between Chesterfield and Sheffield, with reopened intermediate stations, is one of the successful bids in the first round of the Department for Transport Restoring Your Railway Fund programme.

Currently, the Barrow Hill line provides an alternative route between Chesterfield and Sheffield, running to the east of the main line. There are no scheduled passenger services over the line, which is used by freight trains and as a diversionary route.

The proposed new stations are, from Chesterfield to Sheffield:

  • Whittington
  • Staveley & Barrow Hill
  • Eckington & Renishaw
  • Killamarsh
  • Beighton
  • Waverley
  • Nunnery Square
  • Sheffield Victoria
Route map of Barrow Hill line

Route map of Barrow Hill line sourced via Google Images, creator unknown.
The Barrow Hill line joins the Lincoln to Sheffield line at Woodhouse Junction. Between this point and Sheffield are two operational stations at Woodhouse and Darnall, served by Northern Trains. Reinstated passenger services on the Barrow Hill line will also call at these stations.

Further reading

Barrow Hill railway station – Wikipedia

Four train stations could reopen to passengers on Chesterfield to Sheffield railway line, on Derbyshire Times website

Reinstatement Of The Barrow Hill line Between Sheffield And Chesterfield, on The Anonymous Widower website

These ‘lost’ stations on historic Chesterfield to Sheffield railway could reopen as campaign gathers momentum, by Tim Paget, on Derbyshire Times website