Filey railway station

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Filey National Rail
Filey station (Winter 2005)
Place Filey
Local authority Scarborough
Coordinates 54°12′34″N 0°17′31″W / 54.20950°N 0.29200°W / 54.20950; -0.29200Coordinates: 54°12′34″N 0°17′31″W / 54.20950°N 0.29200°W / 54.20950; -0.29200
Grid reference TA113806
Station code FIL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.091 million
2005/06 Increase 0.093 million
2006/07 Increase 0.100 million
2007/08 Increase 0.101 million
2008/09 Increase 0.110 million
2009/10 Increase 0.118 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.115 million
2011/12 Increase 0.123 million
Key dates Opened 1846 (1846)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Filey from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Filey railway station is a grade II* listed station opened in 1846 on the Hull to Scarborough Line, which serves the town of Filey in North Yorkshire, England.

It is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services.


The station was on the York and North Midland Railway's branch from its York to Scarborough Railway (opened 1845) at Seamer to Bridlington, part of which connected to the Hull and Selby Railway (Bridlington branch) at Bridlington; both branches were sanctioned in 1845 and opened in 1846.[1]

The station building was completed in 1846 to the designs of G.T. Andrews; a single story red brick structure with slate roof and sandstone dressings, with a 7 bay main entrance projected from the station.[2] The platforms were 276 and 277 feet (84 and 84 m) long.[3] The trainshed roof was common Andrew's design using a wrought iron truss structure supporting a wood and slate roof.[3]

The first train ran from Seamer station on 5 October 1846, arriving at 1pm, with a large celebration and dinner including the presence of George Hudson. The regular service began the following day.[4]

The rail facilities at Filey also included a goods shed, also an Andrew's design, on the opposite side of the level crossing northwest of the station,[5][6] and a coal depot with sidings to the south east of the station, and a gas works adjacent to it/[7][8]

In circa the 1870 an NER footbridge was added.[note 1] The platforms were extended in 1888 to 364 and 383 feet (111 and 117 m), then to 390 and 405 feet (119 and 123 m) in 1906, timber platform extensions were also added later, giving a platform length of 480 feet (150 m) at peak. In the 19th century there were also ticket platforms.[3]

Goods traffic to Filey ceased in 1964, as part of the Beeching reforms.[10]

In the 1960s one end of the hipped roof was removed along with the ventilated roof lantern, the other end in the 1970s.[3] In 1985 the building was given listed building status.[2] In 1988 BR sought planning permission to remove the roof entirely but was refused, instead the roof was reconstructed including the hipped ends, at an eventual cost of over £450,000 funded by BR, heritage bodies, and the town and borough councils.[11]


There are nine trains a day in each direction on weekdays, northbound to Scarborough and southwards to Bridlington and Hull, with many of the latter running through to Doncaster and Sheffield. Sunday services now operate throughout the year since the December 2009 timetable alterations, with six trains in each direction calling.[12]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Historical railways
Station closed; Line open
Disused railways
Terminus London and North Eastern Railway
Butlins Triangle
The station before completion of the roof restoration (1992) 
The station after the roof restoration (2008) 
The standard NER footbridge (2009)[note 1] 


  1. ^ a b Because the standard design footbridge was wider than the station a hole was cut in the station wall to accommodate it.[9]


  1. ^ See York to Scarborough Railway and Hull to Scarborough Railway
  2. ^ a b English Heritage. "Railway Station, Station Avenue (1167853)". National Heritage List for England. 
  3. ^ a b c d Farline 2007, p. 7.
  4. ^ Farline 2007, p. 4-5.
  5. ^ Farline 2007, pp. 7, 10.
  6. ^ Ordnance Survey. 1:2500. 1891
  7. ^ Farline 2007, p. 11, 16.
  8. ^ Ordnance Survey. 1:2500. 1891, 1911, 1928
  9. ^ "Filey Station", 
  10. ^ Farline 2007, p. 17.
  11. ^ Farline 2007, p. 22-3.
  12. ^ Northern Rail Timetable 28: Hull to Scarborough 13 December 2009 - 22 May 2010; Retrieved 2009-12-15


  • Farline, John (2007), Bairstow, Martin, ed., Railways in East Yorkshire 3: 3–26 

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