Filey railway station
Filey station (Winter 2005)
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1846|
|Listed feature||Railway Station|
|Listing grade||Grade II* listed|
|Added to list||23 August 1985|
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|* 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.|
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It is operated by Northern, 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.
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. The platforms were 276 and 277 feet (84 and 84 m) long. The trainshed roof was common Andrew's design using a wrought iron truss structure supporting a wood and slate roof.
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.
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, and a coal depot with sidings to the south east of the station, and a gas works adjacent to it.
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.
In the 1960s one end of the hipped roof was removed along with the ventilated roof lantern, the other end in the 1970s. In 1985 the building was given listed building status. 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.
Although the main buildings remain, the station is unstaffed and no ticket machines are provided (tickets must be bought in advance or on the train). 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.
There are 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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Yorkshire Coast Line
Station closed; Line open
|Terminus||London and North Eastern Railway
- Because the standard design footbridge was wider than the station a hole was cut in the station wall to accommodate it.
- Historic England. "Railway Station, Station Avenue (1167853)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- See York to Scarborough Railway and Hull to Scarborough Railway
- Farline 2007, p. 7.
- Farline 2007, pp. 4–5.
- Farline 2007, pp. 7, 10.
- Ordnance Survey. 1:2500. 1891
- Farline 2007, pp. 11, 16.
- Ordnance Survey. 1:2500. 1891, 1911, 1928
- "Filey Station". www.transportheritage.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- Farline 2007, p. 17.
- Farline 2007, pp. 22–3.
- Filey station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 8 December 2016
- Table 43 National Rail timetable, December 2016
- "Northern Franchise Improvements – DfT" Department for Transport
- Farline, John (2007). Bairstow, Martin, ed. Railways in East Yorkshire. 3. pp. 3–26.
- "Opening of the Filey Branch of the York and North Midland". Herapth's Railway and Commercial Journal. 8 (384): 1311. 17 October 1846.
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