Topcliffe railway station

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Topcliffe
Topcliffe railway station (site) (geograph 3346841).jpg
Site of the former station (2008)
Location Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
England
Coordinates 54°12′29″N1°24′53″W / 54.2081°N 1.4148°W / 54.2081; -1.4148 Coordinates: 54°12′29″N1°24′53″W / 54.2081°N 1.4148°W / 54.2081; -1.4148
Grid reference SE382793
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original company Leeds and Thirsk Railway
Pre-grouping Leeds and Thirsk Railway
Post-grouping LNER
British Railways (North Eastern)
Key dates
1 June 1848 (1848-06-01)Opened
July 1854Name changed to Topcliffe Gate
April 1863Name reverted to Topcliffe
14 September 1959 (1959-09-14)Closed

Topcliffe railway station served the village of Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, England from 1848 to 1959 on the Leeds and Thirsk Railway.

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History

The station opened on 1 June 1848 by the Leeds and Thirsk Railway. The station was situated on both sides of the A167. The station's name was changed to Topcliffe Gate in July 1854 but it was reverted to Topcliffe in April 1863. The goods yard was located on the up side behind the station platform and consisted of three sidings, two of them serving coal drops. There was also a cattle dock. In 1911, the main freight handled at the station were 237 tons of potatoes and 253 tons of barley. The station closed to both passengers and goods traffic on 14 September 1959. [1] [2]

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References

  1. "Disused Stations: Topcliffe". Disused Stations. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 424. OCLC   931112387.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Thirsk Town
Line and station closed
  Leeds and Thirsk Railway   Baldersby
Line and station closed
Thirsk
Line closed, station open