Embsay railway station
The station building at Embsay
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|Operated by||Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway|
|1 October 1888||Opened|
|22 March 1965||Closed|
|22 February 1981||Reopened|
|Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom|
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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.
The original station was opened on 1 October 1888 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. The station was re-opened by the Yorkshire Dales Railway (Embsay Railway) on 22 February 1981. 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.
The railway station site includes:
- The ticket office
- The gift shop
- The Embsay book shop
- The car park
- The engine sheds
- 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
- "The Telegraph and Argus report on Embsay station".
Media related to Embsay railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- A history of the Embsay Railway
- National Rail Enquires information on Embsay
- Embsay station bookshop official website
- Emmerdale filming pictures
|Preceding station||Heritage railways||Following station|
|Terminus||Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway||Holywell Halt|
Skipton to Ilkley Line