Sherburn-in-Elmet railway station
View looking south
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|13 September 1965||Closed|
|9 July 1984||Reopened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sherburn-in-Elmet from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Sherburn-in-Elmet railway station serves the village of Sherburn-in-Elmet near Selby in North Yorkshire, England. The station is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the village and is 12.75 miles (21 km) south of York.
The railway through Sherburn-in-Elmet was opened in 1840 by the York and North Midland Railway. The station was closed on 13 September 1965 but reopened in 1984 by British Rail with local authority support.
Sherburn-in-Elmet is on both the Dearne Valley Line and the Hull-York Line towards Selby. Trains to/from the latter use the curve south of the station to the former Leeds and Selby Railway at Gascoigne Wood Junction, which was opened just a few months after the main Y&NMR route. This line became the main rail route between Hull & York after the route via Market Weighton and Beverley fell victim to the Beeching Axe in November 1965, though many of its train were in turn diverted via the newly constructed north curve at Hambleton and the East Coast Main Line Selby Deviation when this opened in 1983. Since the mid-1990s though, a number of Hull - York trains have reverted to the old route to provide Sherburn with commuter links to and from York in the wake of cutbacks to the Dearne Valley line timetable (this had seven trains each way when the station reopened in 1984, but now has only two - see below) and avoid the increasingly busy ECML.
On Mondays to Saturdays, there are nine trains per day to York - these mostly originate at Selby or Hull, though two come from Sheffield via the Dearne Valley Line. The last departure though is in mid-afternoon, with no service in the p.m peak or evening periods. The same service level operates southbound, with seven trains to Selby (five of which continue to Hull) and two to Sheffield (no a.m peak service on either line).
On Sundays, there are two trains a day towards York and Sheffield but no service to/from Selby.
- Sherburn-in-Elmet Railway Station Thompson, N; Geograph.org; Retrieved 2013-12-09
- UK National Rail Timetable 1984-5 Edition, Table 33
- Northern Rail Timetable 34 - Hull - Selby - York, 8 Dec 2013 - 17 May 2014Northern Rail; Retrieved 2013-12-09
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