Forge Valley railway station

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Forge Valley
ForgeValleyStation.jpg
The former station at Forge Valley
Location
Place East Ayton and West Ayton
Area Scarborough
Coordinates 54°14′49″N 0°29′19″W / 54.246972°N 0.488620°W / 54.246972; -0.488620Coordinates: 54°14′49″N 0°29′19″W / 54.246972°N 0.488620°W / 54.246972; -0.488620
Grid reference SE985845
Operations
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway (UK)
Platforms 1
History
1882 opened
1950 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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

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.[1]

The station is currently in more workaday use as a road and council highways depot for North Yorkshire County Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lidster, Robin (2014). Scarborough to Pickering railway through time. Stroud: Amberley. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-4456-1827-2. 
  • 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. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Seamer   Forge Valley Line   Wykeham

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