Driffield railway station

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Driffield National Rail
Driffield
Location
Place Driffield
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates 54°00′05″N 0°25′55″W / 54.00150°N 0.43200°W / 54.00150; -0.43200Coordinates: 54°00′05″N 0°25′55″W / 54.00150°N 0.43200°W / 54.00150; -0.43200
Grid reference TA027573
Operations
Station code DRF
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.189 million
2005/06 Increase 0.200 million
2006/07 Increase 0.207 million
2007/08 Increase 0.213 million
2008/09 Increase 0.228 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.222 million
2010/11 Increase 0.246 million
2011/12 Increase 0.254 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Driffield from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Driffield railway station serves the town of Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Yorkshire Coast Line and is operated by Northern Rail, providing all passenger train services.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the York and North Midland Railway on 6 October 1846, at the same time as the line from Hull to Bridlington. The independent Malton & Driffield Railway company obtained parliamentary approval to build a branch line between there and Malton in the same year, but more than six years would pass before it was ready for traffic, the first train running in May 1853. This was never more than a rural branch line, but the final route into the town, from Selby via Market Weighton (opened on 1 May 1890), proved rather more important as it soon became busy with holiday traffic from the West Riding heading for the resorts further up the coast. Today, though only the original coast line remains in use, the Malton line having succumbed to road competition as long ago as June 1950, the Selby line falling victim to the Beeching Axe almost exactly fifteen years later[1] (closing on 14 June 1965).

Services[edit]

The station has a twice hourly service in each direction to Hull and Bridlington on weekdays, with nine trains continuing on to Scarborough. Many of the Hull services run through to Doncaster and Sheffield. There is an hourly service each way on Sundays, with a service every two hours to Scarborough throughout the year (rather than in summer only) since the timetable change in December 2009.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Body, p.63
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 43

References[edit]

  • Body, G. (1988), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 1-85260-072-1

External links[edit]

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Historical railways
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Disused railways
Malton & Driffield Railway Terminus
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