Barton-on-Humber railway station

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Barton-on-Humber National Rail
Barton-on-Humber railway station 1.jpg
Place Barton-upon-Humber
Local authority North Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°41′20″N 0°26′35″W / 53.689°N 0.443°W / 53.689; -0.443Coordinates: 53°41′20″N 0°26′35″W / 53.689°N 0.443°W / 53.689; -0.443
Grid reference TA029225
Station code BAU
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 45,114
2013/14 Decrease 42,950
2014/15 Increase 43,766
2015/16 Decrease 37,486
2016/17 Increase 39,784
Key dates Opened 1 March 1849 (1 March 1849)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barton-on-Humber from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Barton-on-Humber railway station serves the town of Barton-upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire, England.

The station, which was once the terminus of a 3.25-mile (5 km) branch line from New Holland, is nowadays the terminus of the Barton Line services operating from Cleethorpes. It is situated 22.75 miles (37 km) west of the resort. There is a connecting bus service from the town to Hull across the Humber Bridge which was introduced on the opening of the bridge to replace the New Holland Ferry.

Approach to the branch was by a triangular junction at New Holland which enabled passenger trains to operate a New Holland Pier to Barton service in connection with the ferries and rail services from Cleethorpes and for freight to have direct access from the main line via Ulceby Junction. When the Humber Bridge opened the junction was removed and passenger services operated directly from Cleethorpes via the new platform at New Holland.


The station was opened as part of the branch line from New Holland to Barton-on-Humber in 1849.[1] It was planned that the railway would extend westwards from Barton to Winterton and beyond, though this never happened.[2] It was considerably larger until the early 1970s, but the old goods yard & buildings were all demolished by British Rail in 1973. The nearby bus station was added in 1981 when the Humber Bridge opened, whilst the station platform now in use was rebuilt to current specifications in 1998.

The station in 1967
The station in May 1976
The station in 2008


The station is unstaffed and has only basic amenities (waiting shelter, bench seating, bike rack and timetable poster board). Tickets have to be bought in advance or from the conductor on board the train. Step-free access is available from the entrance to the platform via ramp.[3]


Monday to Saturdays there is generally a two-hourly service from Barton-on-Humber to Grimsby Town and Cleethorpes.[4] There are four arrivals & departures on summer Sundays also. The service is now worked by a Class 153 all day - the practice of using a Class 185 unit on the first service to Cleethorpes (which only used the doors on middle carriage of the three car unit due to it being longer than the platforms at many of the intermediate stations) ended at the December 2013 timetable change.

Freight services do not operate over the route aside from the occasional engineering train. A restriction now prevents mainline locomotives from entering the station. General goods facilities were withdrawn and the old goods yard closed back in the late 1960s, though the now-closed Albright and Wilson chemical works a mile or so to the east had a rail connection up until closure in 1988.[5] This received regular trainloads of phosphoric acid from the company's plant in Cumbria until the early 1980s.[6]


  1. ^ "Subterranea Britannica - NEW HOLLAND PIER STATION". Archived from the original on 22 February 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Osgerby, Trevor (6 April 2010). "Barton and Beyond". The Historian. The Historian. p. 3. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Barton-on-Humber station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 23 January 2017
  4. ^ Northern Rail Timetable 31 - Barton-on-Humber to CleethorpesNorthern Rail; Retrieved 6 December 2013
  5. ^ Attractions and points of interest along the Barton lineFriends of the Barton Line; Retrieved 6 December 2013
  6. ^ "Freight operations on the Barton on Humber line"Lincolnshire Rail Gallery; Retrieved 5 May 2016

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