Driffield railway station
|Local authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Driffield railway station serves the town of Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Yorkshire Coast Line and is operated by Northern, providing all passenger train services.
The station was opened by the York and North Midland Railway on 6 October 1846, at the same time as the line from Hull to Bridlington. The independent Malton & Driffield Railway company obtained parliamentary approval to build a branch line between there and Malton in the same year, but more than six years would pass before it was ready for traffic, the first train running in May 1853. This was never more than a rural branch line, but the final route into the town, from Selby via Market Weighton (opened on 1 May 1890), proved rather more important as it soon became busy with holiday traffic from the West Riding heading for the resorts further up the coast. Today, though only the original coast line remains in use, the Malton line having succumbed to road competition as long ago as June 1950, the Selby line falling victim to the Beeching Axe almost exactly fifteen years later (closing on 14 June 1965).
The station is staffed part-time, with the ticket office open from 07:15 to 13:30 six days per week (closed on Sundays). A ticket machine is also available. Waiting rooms are provided on both platforms and there is a cafe bar in the main building. Train running information is offered by telephone and timetable posters. Both platforms have step-free access.
The station has a twice hourly service in each direction to Hull and Bridlington on weekdays, with nine trains continuing on to Scarborough. Many of the Hull services run through to Doncaster and Sheffield. There is an hourly service each way on Sundays, with a service every two hours to Scarborough throughout the year (rather than in summer only) since the timetable change in December 2009.
- Body, G. (1988), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 1-85260-072-1
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- Train times and station information for Driffield railway station from National Rail
- Driffield station at The Yorkshire Wolds Railway Restoration Project
- "Station Name: Driffield". Disused Stations. Subterranea Britannica. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
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Yorkshire Coast Line
|Malton & Driffield Railway||Terminus|
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