Filey Holiday Camp railway station

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Filey Holiday Camp
Filey Holiday Camp railway station.JPG
Location
Place Filey
Area Scarborough
Coordinates 54°10′55″N 0°17′33″W / 54.1819°N 0.2926°W / 54.1819; -0.2926Coordinates: 54°10′55″N 0°17′33″W / 54.1819°N 0.2926°W / 54.1819; -0.2926
Grid reference TA115775
Operations
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Platforms 4
History
1947 opened
1977 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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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.)

History[edit]

The station was officially opened on 10 May 1947 by Lord Middleton, Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

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[edit]

  • 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railway Journal Volume 5 Number 42 (Summer 1992)
  2. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1981). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 2. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 39. ISBN 0-906899 03 6. 
  • 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. 

Further reading[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Filey   LNER
(Butlins Triangle)
  Terminus
Hunmanby   LNER
(Butlins Triangle)
  Terminus

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