Filey Holiday Camp railway station
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Filey Holiday Camp railway station was a railway station built by the London & North Eastern Railway to serve Butlin's Filey Holiday Camp just south of Filey, in the then East Riding of Yorkshire, England. (Filey became part of North Yorkshire in 1974.)
The station was situated at the end of a short branch line off the Yorkshire Coast Line. It had four long terminus island platforms to cater for the large number of holiday makers arriving and departing from the holiday camp each Saturday during the holiday season. The station was located to the west of the A165 and was connected to the holiday camp by a private subway under the road. Passengers were taken to and from the station by a road train using this subway. Passenger numbers dropped significantly as more people arrived at the camp by car, and the station closed to passengers on 17 July 1977.
Accidents and incidents
- On 25 August 1956, an empty stock train ran away and crashed through the buffers due to the failure to connect the brake pipe between the train and the locomotive hauling it.
- Scott, Peter (February 2001). A History of the Butlin's Railways. Peter Scott. ISBN 1-902368-09-6. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
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- "Station Name: Filey Holiday Camp". Disused Stations. Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
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