Thirsk railway station
|View north from the footbridge, showing the lack of platforms for the two centre tracks|
|Managed by||First TransPennine Express|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great North of England Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|31 March 1841||Station opened as Newcastle Junction|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thirsk from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Thirsk railway station serves the town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire, England. The station is 22.25 miles (36 km) north of York on the East Coast Main Line. The station is about 1.5 miles (2 km) outside the town centre and is actually on the edge of the village of Carlton Miniott.
There are four tracks, but only the outer two have platforms. From satellite imagery it can look as if there are platforms on the inner two tracks, but examination on the ground shows this not to be true. The railway station is operated by First TransPennine Express. Other train services are provided by the open-access operator Grand Central Railway.
The railway line between York and Darlington was built by the Great North of England Railway, most of which was authorised in 1837; the line was formally opened on 30 March 1841. The station at Thirsk, which opened to the public on 31 March 1841, was originally named Newcastle Junction.
There is generally an hourly service northbound to Middlesbrough and southbound to York and beyond (usually Manchester Airport). Some northbound Newcastle TransPennine services also stop at Thirsk as well as Grand Central Railway services between London Kings Cross and Sunderland.
Sundays generally have two-hourly service towards Middlesbrough and York.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|York||First TransPennine Express
London to Sunderland
|East Coast Main Line
Former Local Services
- 1841 Station opened at the same time as the York - Darlington line.
- 1847 permanent water tower built.
- 1855 Connection to Leeds & Thirsk Railway line to Ripon via Melmerby opened.
- Accidents occurred in 1867, 1870, 1875, 1879 and 1882.
- 1954 The first four carriages of the "Heart of Midlothian" express from King's Cross to Edinburgh composed of thirteen coaches derailed. The four carriages derailed after problems with signalling and points, no one was injured.
- 1959 Ripon services cease in September with closure of Melmerby branch line to all traffic.
- 1967 A goods wagon derailed which led to a collision with an express, 7 people were killed, 45 injured.
 See also
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