Embsay railway station

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Embsay
EmbsayStation.jpg
The station building at Embsay
Location
Place Embsay
Area Craven
Coordinates 53°58′32″N 1°59′28″W / 53.975470°N 1.991190°W / 53.975470; -1.991190Coordinates: 53°58′32″N 1°59′28″W / 53.975470°N 1.991190°W / 53.975470; -1.991190
Grid reference SE006532
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Operated by Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 October 1888 Opened[1]
22 March 1965 Closed[1]
22 February 1981 Reopened[1]
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Embsay railway station is a railway station on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. It serves the small village of Embsay in North Yorkshire, England. The station is a terminus on the railway and was re-opened in 1981.

History[edit]

The original station was opened on 1 October 1888[1] by the Midland Railway on the Skipton to Ilkley Line, later modernised by the London, Midland and Scottish railway (LMS), and eventually closed as part of the Beeching Axe on 22 March 1965.[1] The station was re-opened by the Yorkshire Dales Railway (Embsay Railway) on 22 February 1981.[1] It was refurbished to match its former glory in the days of the LMS.

In December 2004, the TV soap Emmerdale used the station for the location of Hotten station.

A Midland Railway signal box, dating from 1892, and designed to add character to the station, was opened on 6 February 2008.[2]

Information[edit]

The railway station site includes:

  • The ticket office
  • The gift shop
  • The Embsay book shop
  • The car park
  • The engine sheds

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. , p.91
  2. ^ "The Telegraph and Argus report on Embsay station". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Embsay railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway   Holywell Halt
Disused railways
Skipton   Midland Railway
Skipton to Ilkley Line
  Bolton Abbey