New Holland Pier railway station

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New Holland Pier
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The station on New Holland Pier in March 1981. The ferry service was due to cease operating on 24 June 1981 when the Humber Bridge opened.
Location
Place New Holland
Area Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°42′31″N 0°21′58″W / 53.7086°N 0.3662°W / 53.7086; -0.3662Coordinates: 53°42′31″N 0°21′58″W / 53.7086°N 0.3662°W / 53.7086; -0.3662
Operations
Original company Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping LNER
Platforms 2
History
1 March 1848 opened
24 June 1981 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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New Holland Pier railway station was a station north of the village of New Holland in North Lincolnshire, England. It was situated at the northern end of the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway and formed a connection with the ferry to Kingston upon Hull.

Location[edit]

The station was at the seaward end of the 1,375 feet (419 m) New Holland Pier.[1]

History[edit]

New Holland Pier station, May 1976, with coal supplies for the Humber ferry in the foreground

The station was opened on 1 March 1848[2] as the northern terminus of the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway from New Holland to Grimsby Town, with trains using the pier from the first day.[1] It was closed and the ferry withdrawn on 24 June 1981 on the same day that the Humber Bridge opened.[3] New Holland pier was taken over by New Holland Bulk Services who started a grain and feed import and export business in 1984.[4]

Both New Holland Pier and New Holland Town stations were replaced by a new New Holland railway station in 1981.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
New Holland Town
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway
  Terminus
Historical railways
Terminus   Sealink
(Ferry)
  Hull Victoria Pier

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Holland: 1803 until the Present Day". Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "New Holland Pier". Subterranean Britannia. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Humber paddle steamers in 1970's". Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "New Holland (Old Ferry Terminal)". Retrieved 21 March 2009.