Oxenhope railway station opened in 1867, closed in 1962, and reopened in 1968 - Date unknown Anonymous Photographer.
5 October 2001
£1 Million Boost for Station
Keighley Yorkshire England United Kingdom - Oxenhope's historic railway station will enter the 21st century next week, following its £1 million refurbishment.
Keighley MP Ann Cryer will unveil the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway development during an opening ceremony on Thursday.
Mrs. Cryer, the railway's president, will be among guests shown the wide range of improvements to the station platform, engine sheds, and track.
The work, the railway's biggest-ever project, has included re-routing the River Worth and strengthening its banks to allow space for extra sidings.
Finance for the project included a £600,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with matched funding and resources coming from the railway.
Major changes to the track layout have been made, the platform extended, and the site landscaped.
A new carriage shed has been built to service coaches, the exhibition shed has been re-clad, and the carriage and wagon workshops extended and faced with stone.
Refurbishment of the former Midland Railway Goods Shed includes a new roof, wooden beams, windows, doors, and guttering.
Chris Bray, the project liaison officer, says: "We thank everyone who has been involved, from surveyors and architects to the railway's own volunteer workforce."