Forge Valley railway station
The former station at Forge Valley
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Forge Valley railway station was situated on the North Eastern Railway's Pickering to Seamer branch line. It served the twin villages of East and West Ayton, and the local beauty spot Forge Valley. The station opened to passenger traffic on 1 May 1882, and closed on 3 June 1950.
The station was named Forge Valley after a local beauty spot to avoid naming after either of the Ayton's that it was located by. This was normal practise when another station existed on the network that could be confusing to passengers, in this case, Great Ayton, which is now on the Middlesbrough to Whitby Line.
The station is currently in more workaday use as a road and council highways depot for North Yorkshire County Council.
- Lidster, J. Robin (1986). The Forge Valley Line - A Railway Between Pickering And Scarborough. Hendon Publishing Co. Ltd. ISBN 0-86067-103-8.
- Bairstow, Martin (1989). Railways Around Whitby Volume One. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-01-5.
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