Cottingham railway station

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Cottingham National Rail
Cottingham Railway Station.JPG
Place Cottingham
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates 53°46′54″N 0°24′23″W / 53.781702°N 0.406376°W / 53.781702; -0.406376Coordinates: 53°46′54″N 0°24′23″W / 53.781702°N 0.406376°W / 53.781702; -0.406376
Grid reference TA051328
Station code CGM
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.201 million
2012/13 Increase 0.215 million
2013/14 Increase 0.216 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.207 million
2015/16 Increase 0.219 million
Key dates Opened 6 October 1846 (6 October 1846)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cottingham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cottingham railway station serves the village of Cottingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Located on the Yorkshire Coast Line, it is managed by Northern. The station serves the northern suburbs of Hull and generates much commuter traffic.


The station was opened, along with the rest of the line from the original Hull and Selby Railway station at Manor House Street, Hull, on 6 October 1846.[1]

The station building was designed by George Andrews,[2] consisting of two platforms, a stationmaster's house, and waiting rooms. In addition to the passenger facilities there was a goods shed, and coal depot to the west of the line, reached by points to the north of the station.[3] Goods transit into Cottingham included coal and building materials, whilst goods outwards from Cottingham included large amounts of agricultural produce as well as livestock. Goods traffic ended in 1970.[4]

Halfway between Cottingham and Hull, a junction was created when a direct line was opened to the new York and North Midland Railway terminus at Hull in 1848.[5] The original line south of Cottingham (later known as the Newington branch) was subsequently utilised as a direct route towards Brough and points west, bypassing the busy station at Paragon for through trains to and from the coast, and was particularly busy in the summer months but was closed to all traffic in May 1965[6] to allow the removal of several inconvenient level crossings along its route, leaving the 1848 line to handle all remaining services.

In 1988, the stationmaster's house, the station itself and the former goods shed were listed as a Grade II listed buildings.[7][8][9] The footbridge on the station platform is of a standard NER cast iron pre-assembled design.


The station is not staffed, but does have a ticket machine available. There is a substantial brick shelter on platform one and a waiting room in the old station building on platform two (the remaining parts of the building are in private hands). Passenger information screens are provided for train running details, along with timetable posters. Step-free access to platform two is available from the station entrance, but that for platform one requires the use of a barrow crossing.[10]


All trains on the Hull to Bridlington and Scarborough Line call here, giving the station a basic half-hourly service in each direction with several additional peak hour trains to and from Beverley.[11] There is an hourly service each way on Sundays throughout the year since the December 2009 timetable change (see GB National Rail Timetable 43), with six trains in each direction through to/from Scarborough. From 21 May 2017 it will be served by one Hull Trains service to London King's Cross in the morning and Beverley in the evening.[12]


  1. ^ Body 1988, p. 91.
  2. ^ Stamp 1993, pp. 15–16.
  3. ^ Stamp 1993, p. 82.
  4. ^ Stamp 1993, pp. 43, 50, 76–77, 95, 107.
  5. ^ Hunt 2009, p. 56.
  6. ^ Hunt 2009, p. 58.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Goods Shed At Cottingham Station (164672)". Images of England. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Railway Station, Station Road (164670)". Images of England. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Station-Master's House, Station Road, Cottingham (164671)". Images of England. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Cottingham station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  11. ^ Table 43 National Rail timetable, December 2016
  12. ^ Cottingham residents benefit from new direct train service to London for the very first time Hull Trains 17 April 2017


  • Body, G (1988). PSL Field Guides – Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-072-1. 
  • Hunt, J (May 2009). "To Hull and Back". RAIL Magazine (617). 
  • Stamp, A.H. (1993). "Cottingham's Railway Line". The Last of the Cottingham Essays. Cottingham Local History Society. pp. 15–115. 

External links[edit]

  • Kelvin Hall Cine Society; G.A. Gooding (dir.) (1973), "Station Cameo", Yorkshire Film Archive , film of Cottingham station in 1973
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