Castleton Moor railway station

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Castleton Moor National Rail
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Location
Place Castleton
Local authority Scarborough
Coordinates 54°28′02″N 0°56′48″W / 54.4672°N 0.9466°W / 54.4672; -0.9466Coordinates: 54°28′02″N 0°56′48″W / 54.4672°N 0.9466°W / 54.4672; -0.9466
Grid reference NZ683084
Operations
Station code CSM
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 Decrease 5,058
2012/13 Decrease 4,850
2013/14 Increase 4,892
2014/15 Decrease 4,858
2015/16 Increase 4,930
History
Key dates Opened 1861 (1861)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Castleton Moor from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Castleton Moor railway station serves the village of Castleton in North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Esk Valley Line and is operated by Northern who provide all of the station's passenger services.

History[edit]

The station opened in April 1861 as the temporary terminus of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway route from Stokesley. This was extended eastwards to Grosmont four years later - formal opening occurring on 2 October 1865 with the station being named simply Castleton. A direct link from Battersby through to Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough was also commissioned at this time - this is the route now used by all trains, as the original line west of Battersby was closed to passengers in June 1954 and completely four years later. In 1966, the station was renamed Castleton Moor.[1]

Though the line was built with a single track, the station was provided with two platforms as it was the location of one of the route's passing loops. A signal box was also constructed here, along with a goods shed and associated yard - these all survived (along with the loop) until the final withdrawal of goods services over the route in 1982. The goods shed can still be seen but the loop has been lifted, the second platform removed and the box demolished.

Services[edit]

Four trains each way call here throughout the week, although Sunday trains only operate between March and early November.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cobb, M H (2003). Railway Atlas of Great Britain. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 438. ISBN 0711030030. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Castleton Moor railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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