Tollerton railway station

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Tollerton
Tollerton station site geograph-3837275-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of the station (1995)
Location Tollerton, Yorkshire
England
Coordinates 54°04′28″N1°12′53″W / 54.0744°N 1.2147°W / 54.0744; -1.2147 Coordinates: 54°04′28″N1°12′53″W / 54.0744°N 1.2147°W / 54.0744; -1.2147
Grid reference SE514645
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original company Great North of England Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping British Rail (North Eastern)
Key dates
1 August 1841 (1841-08-01) [1] First site of station opened
1894First site of station closed
1899Second site of station opened
1 November 1965 (1965-11-01)Closed

Tollerton railway station served the village of Tollerton, Yorkshire, England from 1841 to 1965 on the East Coast Main Line.

Contents

History

The station was opened on 1 August 1841 by the Great North of England Railway. The first site of the station was situated southeast of Sykes Lane Bridge and the second site was situated northwest of Sykes Lane Bridge. A goods yard was provided to the northwest end of the old sidings. In 1937, Tollerton's services were reduced significantly to the point that there were no feasible provisions for people commuting from work in York. Sunday services ceased in 1943. Another passenger service from York to Pickering ceased on 2 February 1952, leaving only two services on the timetable; two morning services to and from Edinburgh. This station managed to survive the purge of stations on 15 September 1958, the reason for this being unclear. It was later closed on 1 November 1965, [1] to both passengers and goods traffic. [2]

Accidents and incidents

On 4 June 1950, a passenger train was derailed near Tollerton due to buckling of the track in hot weather. Thirteen people were injured [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 423. OCLC   931112387.
  2. "Disused Stations: Tollerton". Disused Stations. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. "Buckled Track Derailed Train". Dundee Courier. Dundee. 5 January 1951.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Beningbrough
Line open, station closed
  York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
East Coast Main Line
  Alne
Line open, station closed