Filey railway station

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Filey National Rail
Filey station (Winter 2005)
Local authorityScarborough
Coordinates54°12′34″N 0°17′31″W / 54.20950°N 0.29200°W / 54.20950; -0.29200Coordinates: 54°12′34″N 0°17′31″W / 54.20950°N 0.29200°W / 54.20950; -0.29200
Grid referenceTA113806
Station codeFIL
Managed byNorthern Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 0.121 million
2015/16Decrease 0.119 million
2016/17Increase 0.123 million
2017/18Decrease 0.121 million
2018/19Decrease 0.106 million
Key datesOpened 1846 (1846)
Listed status
Listed featureRailway Station
Listing gradeGrade II* listed
Entry number1167853[1]
Added to list23 August 1985
National RailUK railway stations
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Filey from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Filey railway station is a Grade II* listed[1] station opened in 1846 on the Hull to Scarborough Line, which serves the town of Filey in North Yorkshire, England.

It is operated by Northern Trains, who provide all passenger train services.


The station was on the York and North Midland Railway's branch from its York to Scarborough Railway (opened 1845) at Seamer to Bridlington, part of which connected to the Hull and Selby Railway (Bridlington branch) at Bridlington; both branches were sanctioned in 1845 and opened in 1846.[2]

The station building was completed in 1846 to the designs of G.T. Andrews; a single storey red brick structure with slate roof and sandstone dressings, with a 7 bay main entrance projected from the station.[1] The platforms were 276 and 277 feet (84 and 84 m) long.[3] The trainshed roof was common Andrew's design using a wrought iron truss structure supporting a wood and slate roof.[3]

The first train ran from Seamer station on 5 October 1846, arriving at 1 pm, with a large celebration and dinner including the presence of George Hudson. The regular service began the following day.[4]

The rail facilities at Filey also included a goods shed, also an Andrew's design, on the opposite side of the level crossing northwest of the station,[5][6] and a coal depot with sidings to the south east of the station, and a gas works adjacent to it.[7][8]

In circa the 1870 an NER footbridge was added.[note 1] The platforms were extended in 1888 to 364 and 383 feet (111 and 117 m), then to 390 and 405 feet (119 and 123 m) in 1906, timber platform extensions were also added later, giving a platform length of 480 feet (150 m) at peak. In the 19th century there were also ticket platforms.[3]

Goods traffic to Filey ceased in 1964, as part of the Beeching reforms.[10]

In the 1960s one end of the hipped roof was removed along with the ventilated roof lantern, the other end in the 1970s.[3] In 1985 the building was given listed building status.[1] In 1988 BR sought planning permission to remove the roof entirely but was refused, instead the roof was reconstructed including the hipped ends, at an eventual cost of over £450,000 funded by BR, heritage bodies, and the town and borough councils.[11]

The section of line northwards to Seamer was reduced to single track as an economy measure in 1983, but that south to Hunmanby is still double. The signal box at the north end was closed and removed in 2000, when the entire Bridlington to Seamer section was re-signalled and control of the signals and level crossing passed to the remaining box at the latter station. Automatic barriers replaced the old manual wooden crossing gates here as part of this work.


Although the main buildings remain, the station is unstaffed; Northern installed a new ticket vending machine here in August 2018. Waiting rooms are available for use during the day on each platform. Train running information is provided by telephone and timetable posters. There is step-free access to each platform via the level crossing at the north end.[12]


Until May 2019, there were nine trains a day in each direction on weekdays, northbound to Scarborough and southwards to Bridlington and Hull, with many of the latter running through to Doncaster and Sheffield. Sunday services now operate throughout the year since the December 2009 timetable alterations, with six trains in each direction calling.[13]

Since the summer 2019 timetable was introduced on 20 May, an hourly service now runs from here in both directions all week (including Sundays). Weekday & Saturday trains normally terminate at Hull southbound, but on Sundays these run through to Sheffield (this will also apply throughout the week from the December 2019 timetable change).[14]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Trains
Yorkshire Coast Line
Historical railways
Station closed; Line open
Disused railways
TerminusLondon and North Eastern Railway
Butlins Triangle


  1. ^ a b Because the standard design footbridge was wider than the station a hole was cut in the station wall to accommodate it.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d Historic England. "Railway Station, Station Avenue (1167853)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ See York to Scarborough Railway and Hull to Scarborough Railway
  3. ^ a b c d Farline 2007, p. 7.
  4. ^ Farline 2007, pp. 4–5.
  5. ^ Farline 2007, pp. 7, 10.
  6. ^ Ordnance Survey. 1:2500. 1891
  7. ^ Farline 2007, pp. 11, 16.
  8. ^ Ordnance Survey. 1:2500. 1891, 1911, 1928
  9. ^ "Filey Station". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  10. ^ Farline 2007, p. 17.
  11. ^ Farline 2007, pp. 22–3.
  12. ^ Filey station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 8 December 2016
  13. ^ Table 43 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  14. ^ Table 43 National Rail timetable, May 2019


  • Farline, John (2007). Bairstow, Martin (ed.). Railways in East Yorkshire. 3. pp. 3–26.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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