Broomfleet railway station

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Broomfleet National Rail
Broomfleetrailwaystations platforms 30may08.jpg
Location
PlaceBroomfleet
Local authorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates53°44′24″N 0°40′16″W / 53.74000°N 0.67098°W / 53.74000; -0.67098Coordinates: 53°44′24″N 0°40′16″W / 53.74000°N 0.67098°W / 53.74000; -0.67098
Grid referenceSE876279
Operations
Station codeBMF
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 1,304
2015/16Increase 1,364
2016/17Increase 1,426
2017/18Decrease 1,400
2018/19Decrease 716
History
Original companyHull and Selby Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
1 July 1840 (1840-07-01)Opened as Bromfleet
January 1851Renamed Broomfleet
October 1861Closed to regular traffic
November 1872Reopened for regular traffic
National RailUK 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 Broomfleet from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Broomfleet railway station serves the village of Broomfleet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The station is on the Selby Line 14 12 miles (23.3 km) west of Hull. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern. Formerly located on a quadrupled section of line with platforms on the outer ('slow') lines only, the station was rebuilt when the section from Gilberdyke was reduced to double track around 1987.[1]

Broomfleet level crossing
Broomfleet Station in 1961

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 July 1840 by the Hull and Selby Railway; originally named Bromfleet, it was renamed Broomfleet in January 1851 by the York and North Midland Railway. From October 1861 to November 1872 the station was not served by timetabled passenger trains.[2] For many years it had a very sparse train service on market days only. A full service was introduced by the North Eastern Railway in October 1907.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The station is an unstaffed halt with only basic shelters and timetable poster boards on offer. Tickets can only be bought on the train or prior to travel. Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps, but this is via the adjacent level crossing and so care is advised when using it.[4]

Services[edit]

There is a limited and somewhat irregular service to and from Broomfleet with four trains per day Monday to Saturday towards Hull eastbound, but seven per day towards Doncaster or York westbound.[5] There is no Sunday service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds to Hull - Road Learning & Rescue Jobs"Derby Sulzers; Retrieved 9 June 2016
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 45, 46. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ "Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain: a Chronology" The Railway and Canal Historical Society; Retrieved 23 May 2020
  4. ^ Broomfleet station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  5. ^ Table 29 National Rail timetable, December 2018

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Gilberdyke   Northern
Selby Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Brough