Kildale railway station

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General information
LocationKildale, Hambleton
Coordinates54°28′40″N 1°04′05″W / 54.477760°N 1.068100°W / 54.477760; -1.068100Coordinates: 54°28′40″N 1°04′05″W / 54.477760°N 1.068100°W / 54.477760; -1.068100
Grid referenceNZ604095
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Other information
Station codeKLD
ClassificationDfT category F1
Original companyNorth Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Key dates
6 April 1858Opened
2017/18Increase 1,630
2018/19Decrease 1,468
2019/20Increase 1,498
2020/21Decrease 386
2021/22Increase 1,276
Preceding station Northern Trains.svg Northern Following station
Battersby Esk Valley Line Commondale
towards Whitby
Kildale is located in North Yorkshire
Location in North Yorkshire, England
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Kildale is a railway station on the Esk Valley Line, which runs between Middlesbrough and Whitby via Nunthorpe. The station, situated 12 miles 65 chains (20.6 km) south-east of Middlesbrough, serves the village of Kildale, Hambleton in North Yorkshire, England. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.


The station opened in April 1858, when the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway extended their line from Ingleby Junction (now Battersby) to Kildale.[1] The line was further extended to Commondale and Castleton Moor, in April 1861.[2] Through services to Whitby Town began following the opening of the section between Grosmont and Castleton Moor, the last section of the line to be opened, with service commencing in October 1865.

The station used to have a passing loop. The line, however, now runs as single track for 14 miles and 47 chains from Battersby to Glaisdale.

The station used to have a wooden bridge, which allowed access to St Cuthbert's Church on the north side of the line. During the early 1880s, the North Eastern Railway replaced the wooden bridge with a cast iron structure.[3]


The station has one platform, which has seating, a waiting shelter and an emergency help point. There is step-free access to the platform. There is a small car park and cycle storage at the station.[4]

Kildale is not part of the Northern Trains penalty fare network, as ticket machines have not yet (as of October 2020) been installed at the station.[5]


As of the May 2021 timetable change, the station is served by four trains per day towards Whitby, and Middlesbrough via Nunthorpe. Most trains continue to Newcastle via Hartlepool. All services are operated by Northern Trains.[6]


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The directory of railway stations : details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present. Sparkford: Stephens. p. 131. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  2. ^ Mell, Ken (26 May 2017). "Disused Stations: Stokesley Station". Disused Stations. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. ^ Maynard, Peter G. (2015). North Eastern Railway Branch Lines; The North Yorkshire & Cleveland Railway. North Eastern Railway Association. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-873513-98-9.
  4. ^ "Kildale Station Train Tickets, Departures and Timetables". Northern Trains. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Penalty Fares Map". Northern Trains. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Train times: Middlesbrough to Whitby (Esk Valley Railway)" (PDF). Northern Trains. 16 May 2021. Retrieved 8 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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