Askrigg railway station

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Askrigg
Askrigg former station geograph-3240985-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Station buildings (1993)
Location
PlaceHawes
AreaRichmondshire
Coordinates54°18′47″N 2°05′23″W / 54.313019°N 2.089808°W / 54.313019; -2.089808Coordinates: 54°18′47″N 2°05′23″W / 54.313019°N 2.089808°W / 54.313019; -2.089808
Grid referenceSD942908
Operations
Original companyNorth Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms1
History
1 February 1878Station opens
26 April 1954Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Askrigg railway station is a disused railway station in North Yorkshire, England and served the village of Askrigg. It was part of the Wensleydale Railway until it closed. The Wensleydale Railway Association aims to rebuild the railway from Northallerton to Garsdale and plans to re-open the station.

History[edit]

Opened by the North Eastern Railway in 1878, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was subsequently closed by the British Transport Commission in April 1954, although goods traffic continued until the Redmire to Hawes section closed to all traffic in 1964.

The site today[edit]

The track has been lifted through the station site. The nearest track on the line runs from Redmire eastward, providing rail access for military traffic to local training areas. The Wensleydale Railway is a heritage line which operates from Redmire to Northallerton West


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Hawes
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Hawes Branch
  Aysgarth
Line and station closed
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Hawes
Line and station closed
  Wensleydale Railway   Aysgarth
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map