Immingham Dock railway station
|Area||North East Lincolnshire|
|Original company||Great Central Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|about 1922||opened, replacing Immingham Western Jetty station|
|17 June 1963||Barton and Immingham Light Railway closed|
|6 October 1969||closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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In order to get their workers from Kingston upon Hull, Barton upon Humber, New Holland and surrounding villages to the dock the company built the Barton and Immingham Light Railway, which terminated at the temporary Immingham Western Jetty railway station near to the curving embankment which carried trains up to the Western Jetty itself.
The temporary station lasted for some years. The July 1922 "Bradshaw" shows Immingham Western jetty as the line's terminus, whilst a photograph of a locomotive in Great Central livery using the permanent replacement Immingham Dock station suggests the handover took place around 1922. The new station was nearer the dock gates.
Dock workers from the Grimsby direction were catered for by the Grimsby and Immingham Electric Railway, an inter-urban tram system which also terminated at a station named Immingham Dock. Trains and trams at the two stations faced each other from opposite sides of the dock's entrance lock gates.
The station had a single curving platform with a run round facility and a small pagoda - style station building which housed the usual facilities. The platform was constructed in wood, later rebuilt with concrete supports. 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The station escaped closure when passenger services were withdrawn from the branch on 17 June 1963 because a service which had been provided since at least 1954 via Ulceby was upgraded from unadvertised workmen's trains to publicly timetabled passenger trains. These ran from Cleethorpes, calling at New Clee, Grimsby Docks and Grimsby Town then non-stop via Habrough, at times coinciding with dock workers' shift changes. This service was withdrawn on 6 October 1969 when the station finally closed.
On 7 October 1967 a RCTS railtour visited the station.
By 2015 no trace of the station remained.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Killingholme||Great Central Railway
Barton and Immingham Light Railway
1922 - 1963
Non-stop via Ulceby
1954 - 1969
- Ludlam 2016, pp. 14 & 20.
- Goode 1985, p. 40.
- Butt 1995, p. 126.
- Dow 1965, p. 235.
- Bradshaw 1985, p. 720.
- Ludlam 1996, p. 69.
- Anon 2011, p. 17.
- Smith & Turner 2012, Map 22.
- King & Hewins 1989, Photo 101.
- Mummery & Butler 1999, p. 110.
- Bates & Bairstow 2005, p. 80.
- King & Hewins 1989, Photo 102.
- Price 1991, p. 87.
- Pask 1999, pp. 49 & 5.
- Bates & Bairstow 2005, p. 79.
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- "The station on a 1948 OS map". npe maps.
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