Immingham Dock railway station

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For the electric tramway station, see Immingham Dock electric railway station.
Immingham Dock
Immingham Dock 7 1960.jpg
July 1960
Location
Place Immingham
Area North East Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°37′53″N 0°11′23″W / 53.6313°N 0.1896°W / 53.6313; -0.1896Coordinates: 53°37′53″N 0°11′23″W / 53.6313°N 0.1896°W / 53.6313; -0.1896
Operations
Original company Great Central Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
1912 opened
17 June 1963 Barton and Immingham Light Railway closed
6 October 1969 closed
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Immingham Dock railway station was a railway station which served the dock in Immingham, Lincolnshire, England.

History[edit]

Immingham Dock was opened on 22 July 1912 by the Great Central Railway at a point where the deep water channel came close to the Lincolnshire bank of the river Humber. In order to get their workers from Kingston-upon-Hull, Barton upon Humber and New Holland and the surrounding villages to the dock the company built the Barton and Immingham Light Railway, which terminated at Immingham Dock railway station by the western arm of the dock. Other workers were catered for by the Grimsby and Immingham Electric Railway, an inter-urban system running from Grimsby to the Eastern Arm of the dock.

The station was a single platform affair with a run round facility and a small, pagoda - style station building which housed the usual facilities.[1] Services were provided from New Holland, leaving what is now the Barton Line south of Goxhill, passing through East Halton and Killingholme stations before reaching Immingham.

The station surprisingly escaped closure when passenger services were withdrawn from the branch line on 17 June 1963 [2] with an alternate service provided via the previously freight only link to Ulceby. Trains were run from Grimsby Town via Habrough usually at times coinciding with dock workers' shift changes. However, this single stop branch was short lived, services being withdrawn on 6 October 1969 when the station was finally closed.[3]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Killingholme   Great Central Railway
Barton and Immingham Light Railway
1912 - 1963
  Terminus
Ulceby   British Railways
1963 - 1969
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.17
  2. ^ "HULL CORPORATION PIER". Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  3. ^ John Jennison. "IMMINGHAM PASSENGER TRAINS". Retrieved 27 March 2009. [dead link]