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Midland Railway
Holmes railway station was a railway station in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. The station served the communities of Masbrough and Holmes and was situated on the former Sheffield and Rotherham Railway (S&R) line between Rotherham Westgate Station and Wincobank and Meadowhall Station. The station, which had two flanking platforms, opened with the line.

With the building of the North Midland Railway through Rotherham Masborough, Holmes became the junction of the curve from this station to the Sheffield line. A second curve, allowing trains to travel from the Sheffield line to the North Midland facing south was opened in 1869.

The station was closed in 1955. Nowadays a footbridge spans the two tracks almost above Holmes Junction which, via a British Rail - built chord line, known as "The Holmes Chord", now links the former S&R line to the former Great Central Railway line through Rotherham Central.

The access line to Booth's scrapyard leaves the Holmes Chord shortly after the junction. This line was an original part of the S&R to Rotherham Westgate. Nearby was the works of Isaac Dodds and Son who supplied the early locomotives for the S&R.
Wincowbank & Meadowhall
2 April 1956
Holmes
19th September 1955
Rotherham Masbrough
3rd October 1988
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KEY DATES
Openend 1 November 1838
as The Holmes
Renamed Holmes
1st January 1858
Closed 19 September 1955
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HOLMES
Rotherham
Central
(open)
Project South Yorkshire