Holywell Halt railway station

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Holywell Halt
Location
Place Holywell
Area Craven
Coordinates 53°58′33″N 1°57′37″W / 53.975848°N 1.960171°W / 53.975848; -1.960171Coordinates: 53°58′33″N 1°57′37″W / 53.975848°N 1.960171°W / 53.975848; -1.960171
Grid reference SE027533
Operations
Operated by Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Platforms 1
History
Key dates Opened 1987
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Holywell Halt railway station is on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway in North Yorkshire, England.

History[edit]

The halt was the first extension on the railway. The location is called Holywell. The halt was constructed so passengers could view the Craven Fault geological site.

The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and can also be viewed from the railway line itself. The extension was built largely by volunteers and other organisations who helped out at different stages of the project.

The station was opened in 1987 by the Marquess of Hartington. Holywell Halt had never previously existed when the line formed part of the national rail network.

Information[edit]

The Holywell Halt site is located right next to the A59 main road to Harrogate. The site consists of:

  • A picnic site
  • A railway viewing platform
  • An information display and viewing area of the Craven Fault

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Embsay   Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway   Bolton Abbey