Bempton railway station

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Bempton National Rail
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Location
Place Bempton
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates 54°07′40″N 0°10′45″W / 54.12780°N 0.17920°W / 54.12780; -0.17920Coordinates: 54°07′40″N 0°10′45″W / 54.12780°N 0.17920°W / 54.12780; -0.17920
Grid reference TA189717
Operations
Station code BEM
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 10,954
2012/13 Decrease 10,080
2013/14 Increase 10,318
2014/15 Increase 11,472
2015/16 Increase 12,412
History
Key dates Opened 20 October 1847 (20 October 1847)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bempton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bempton railway station serves the village of Bempton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Yorkshire Coast Line and is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services. It is located on the single track section between Hunmanby and Bridlington and is the nearest railway station to the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs (1.5 miles (2.4 km) away to the east).

The station formerly had two platforms and a signal box (which supervised the now automated level crossing here), but the second platform has been disused since the Bridlington to Hunmanby section was singled in 1969.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned, with a basic shelter on the single platform and no ticket facilities (passengers must buy in advance or on the train). The station house is now in private ownership. Step-free access is available to the platform from the adjacent road.[1]

Services[edit]

Nine trains a day call at the station in each direction (Mon – Sat), with six trains each way calling on Sundays.[2] Most southbound services to Hull continue beyond to Doncaster and Sheffield. Plans by Northern to stop some trains calling at Bempton have been revealed. Local councils are upset about the scaling back of services calling at the village, where the trains will still run, but not call at Bempton, Hunmanby and other stations in between Filey and Hull.[3] Five trains travelling to Scarborough and three travelling in the direction of Hull as of May 2018, will be affected in an effort to cut journey times.[4]


Bempton station in 1961

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bempton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 8 December 2016
  2. ^ Table 43 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "Plans to cut number of trains calling at Bempton". Bridlington Free Press. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Northern backtrack on train cuts to Hunmanby and Bempton". Bridlington Free Press. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 

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Yorkshire Coast Line
Historical railways
Station closed; Line open
Y&NMR
Station closed; Line open