Flaxton railway station

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Flaxton
Flaxton former station geograph-3520152-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
The former station in 1991
Location
Place Flaxton
Area Ryedale
Coordinates 54°03′42″N 0°58′22″W / 54.061575°N 0.972711°W / 54.061575; -0.972711Coordinates: 54°03′42″N 0°58′22″W / 54.061575°N 0.972711°W / 54.061575; -0.972711
Grid reference SE673633
Operations
Original company York and North Midland Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
5 July 1845 opened
22 September 1930 closed to passengers
August 1964 closed to goods traffic
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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Flaxton railway station was a railway station on the York to Scarborough Line serving the village of Flaxton, North Yorkshire, England.

It was opened to traffic on 7 July 1845 along with all the other stations on the line.[1] Excluding York it was the seventh busiest station on the line in terms of passenger numbers recording an annual average of 13,502 passengers between 1902 and 1914. Thereafter the passenger numbers varied with totals dropping by 60% to 8,100 in 1926.[2]

The station and all other intermediate stations on the line (barring Malton and Seamer) closed to passengers in September 1930.[3] The closures allowed the LNER to speed up holiday traffic to Scarborough, but the station remained open for goods traffic until August 1964.[4]

The station's level crossing is still extant. A risk assessment carried out in 2012 stated that it carried 34 trains per day with 1,485 vehicles and 297 pedestrians/cyclists using the crossing per day.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "scarboroughrailwaysociety.org.uk". www.scarboroughrailwaysociety.org.uk. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Passenger Numbers 1900-34". www.castlehowardstation.com. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "RAILSCOT | Photographs of Flaxton". www.railscot.co.uk. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Abell, Paul (14 September 2015). "A Railway Exploration of Scarborough". Today's Railways UK. Platform 5 (166): 58–59. ISSN 1475-9713. 
  5. ^ "Flaxton Level Crossing | ABC Railway Guide". ABC Railway Guide. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  • 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. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Strensall
Station closed; Line open
  Y&NMR
York to Scarborough Line
  Barton Hill
Station closed; Line open