Application for new railway

Leeds Times
Saturday 20 November 1858

THE NEW RAILWAY PROJECTS

The Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds railway is applying for authority to make a railway from and by a double junction with the main line in Stanley-cum-Wrenthorpe, in the parish of Wakefield; one of such junctions at or near an occupation road, called Fox Lane, in the said township; and the other at or near the point where an occupation bridge, called Robert’s Bridge, passes under the same railway, in the said township, thence to pass in, through, or into the several parishes, townships, or places of Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Stanley-cum-Wrenthorpe, Alverthorpe, Thornes, Alverthorpe-cum-Thornes, Wakefield, Ossett, Gawthorpe, Ossett-cum-Gawthorpe, and Dewsbury, and to terminate in a field belonging to Joshua Whitaker, and in the occupation of Joshua Wilson, and adjoining a certain road called or known by the name or Intake Lane, in the township of Ossett and parish of Dewsbury. The same company is also applying for power to make a railway from the main line of the Bradford, Wakefield, and Leeds railway, in the township of Stanley-cum-Wrenthorpe, at a point about 440 yards north of the Lofthouse and Wrenthorpe Station, and also at a point about fifty yards south of the said station, in the same township; thence to pass in, through, or into the several parishes, townships, or places of Stanley, Wrenthorpe, Stanley-cum-Wrenthorpe, Lofthouse, Carlton, Lofthouse-cum-Carlton, Oulton Woodlesford Oulton-with-Woodlesford, Wakefield, Rothwell, and Methley and to terminate by a junction with the North-Eastern Railway at and on the north-west end of the bridge called Stephenson’s Bridge where the last mentioned railway crosses the River Calder in the township of Methley.