Beverley railway station

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Beverley National Rail
Beverley Station.jpg
Beverley railway station, signal box and Chantry lane crossing (2005)
Place Beverley
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates 53°50′31″N 0°25′16″W / 53.842000°N 0.421000°W / 53.842000; -0.421000Coordinates: 53°50′31″N 0°25′16″W / 53.842000°N 0.421000°W / 53.842000; -0.421000
Grid reference TA038396
Station code BEV
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 0.595 million
– Interchange  Steady 10
2013/14 Increase 0.604 million
– Interchange  Increase 12
2014/15 Increase 0.608 million
– Interchange  Decrease 10
2015/16 Increase 0.638 million
– Interchange  Decrease 7
2016/17 Increase 0.673 million
– Interchange  Increase 10
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Beverley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Beverley railway station serves the town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Hull to Scarborough Line and is operated by Northern who provide most passenger services from the station.

History and description[edit]

Beverley station was opened in October 1846 by the York and North Midland Railway leased Bridlington branch of the Hull and Selby Railway. The original station was designed by G.T. Andrews.[1]

Beverley gained junction status nineteen years later in 1865 when the North Eastern Railway completed the Market Weighton to Beverley section of the York to Beverley Line.

The station was also planned to be the junction for the North Holderness Light Railway. This intended railway was given an Act in Parliament for 'transferring to the company the North Holderness Light Railway Company; and for other purposes, North Eastern Railway Bill [Lords].' The act was passed on 8 June 1899, but the NER never built the line.[2]

The York to Beverley Line closed as a result of the Beeching Axe on 29 November 1965.[3] The station received listed building status in 1985.[1]

The station has a staffed ticket office, which is open Mondays to Fridays from 07:00 until 17:00 and until 13:30 on Saturdays (closed Sundays). A ticket machine is also provided. There is a waiting room and cafe in the main building next to the ticket hall and a shelter on the opposite platform. Step-free access is available to both platforms, though the southbound one is reached via a manned barrier level crossing.[4] Train running details are offered via digital display screens and timetable posters.

Station Masters[edit]

  • George Dooks ???? - 1857
  • Frederick King 1857 - ????
  • James J. Brown 1868 - 1882[5] (afterwards stationmaster at Hull)
  • Edward Render 1882 - 1901[6]
  • Anthony Newton 1901 - 1919 (formerly station master at Hartlepool, killed crossing the line at Beverley in 1919)[7]
  • Robert W. Charlton 1919 - 1924
  • F.W. Cooper 1925 - 1941[8] (formerly station master at Monkseaton)
  • James T. Batty 1942 - 1944[9]
  • J. Dennis 1944 - 1946[10] (afterwards station master at West Hartlepool and Hartlepool)
  • E.E. Burgis 1947[11] - ????
  • J.R. Power 1949[12] - 1951 (formerly station master at Heaton and Byker)
  • S. Richardson 1951 - 1954 (afterwards station master at Bridlington)
  • A. Laidler 1954 - 1958 (formerly station master at Richmond, afterwards station master at Buxton)



The station has a two trains per hour service to Hull and Bridlington, with nine trains a day extended to Scarborough on weekdays. At peak times, a number of extra trains from Hull terminate/start here. Some services to Hull continue to Doncaster and Sheffield (hourly all day) or Selby & York (one per day). Trains run hourly in each direction on Sundays, with most southbound trains running to Sheffield & two-hourly extensions northbound to Scarborough all year since the December 2009 timetable change (this service level previously only ran in summer).

On 4 February 2015 Hull Trains commenced operating one service per weekday between Beverley and London King's Cross with Class 180s.[13][14]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Yorkshire Coast Line
Terminus   Hull Trains
Disused railways
Y&NMR Terminus
Terminus North Holderness Light Railway
Proposed line, never built


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "The Railway Station (1164550)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Message from the Lords". Hansard. Hansard. 8 June 1899. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Body 1988, pp. 36–37
  4. ^ Beverley station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 7 December 2016
  5. ^ "Beverley Railway Appointment". Yorkshire Gazette. England. 9 December 1882. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Presentation to the Beverley Stationmaster". Hull Daily Mail. England. 31 May 1901. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Mr. Anthony Newton". Western Gazette. England. 9 May 1919. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Beverley Retirement". Hull Daily Mail. England. 21 August 1941. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Former Stationmaster at Driffield". Driffield Times. England. 30 September 1944. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ "LNER Appointment". Hull Daily Mail. England. 4 October 1946. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Beverley Stationmaster". Hull Daily Mail. England. 10 January 1947. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ "Beverley Stationmaster". Hull Daily Mail. England. 25 January 1949. Retrieved 16 September 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ Table 43 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  14. ^ "MP delighted at new direct train service from Beverley to London". First Hull Trains. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 


  • Body, G. (1988). Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2. PSL Field Guides. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-072-1. 

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