Dearne Valley Railway Stations

Eight railway stations along the Dearne Valley line are showcasing the area's vibrant industrial heritage through new station display boards.

Celebrating and exploring the role the railway and canals have played in shaping communities and the local environment, the boards were created by local volunteers. Each display is designed to capture the essence of the Dearne Valley, past and present.

These stations, important habitats for insects and other invertebrates, were also recently involved in a study to record, survey and understand local biodiversity. The study was carried out by the Sorby Invertebrate Group, with support from the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) and Northern Rail and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Through SYPTE, the DVLP is sharing the study’s recommendations, such as adopting colourful and varied planting, with community rail groups so they can support and encourage wildlife onto our station areas.

Verger of wildflowers in bloom