New Holland railway station
|Location||New Holland, North Lincolnshire|
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Classification||DfT category F1|
|Opened||24 June 1981|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
New Holland railway station is a single platform station which serves the village of New Holland in North Lincolnshire, England. The station is situated on the Barton line 19 miles (31 km) west of Cleethorpes, and all trains serving it are operated by Northern Trains.
The original station, named New Holland Town, was built by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) and was situated a few yards towards the Humber Estuary at the landward end of New Holland Pier, a jetty, some 1,500 feet (460 m) in length which served a ferry service to Hull. At the pier head was situated New Holland Pier railway station. As one of the early aims of the MS&LR was to reach Hull the pierhead at New Holland became its "Up" terminus. This was later changed to Grimsby on completion of the "London Extension" to Marylebone.
Because of these early aims the railway company bought out the rights of the New Holland Ferry. These rights transferred to the Great Central Railway, the London & North Eastern Railway and, on nationalisation, British Railways. The ferry service was closed on the opening of the Humber Bridge in June 1981 and the New Holland Pier railway station closed. The present day railway station at New Holland opened to serve the community, replacing the original which closed on the same day.
New Holland was a railway community, the majority of the housing being built by the company to house its workers. It played an important part in railway life for it was here that the railway company laundry was situated and special laundry vans brought the soiled washing from the companies stations, restaurant cars and hotels. Also centred here were the company's wagon sheet repair shops, skills used in the repair of sails could be put to a railway use.
Yarborough Hotel was rebuilt (replacing a hotel bought in 1845) in 1851 for MS&LR. It was included in adverts for LNER hotels in 1936, but was sold before nationalisation, being advertised for sale in 1947.
The station is unstaffed and has limited amenities (just a waiting shelter, bench seat and timetable poster board on the single wood platform). Tickets have to be purchased in advance or on the train. Level access is available between the station entrance and platform.
Monday to Saturdays there is generally a two-hourly stopping service to Barton-on-Humber to Grimsby Town and Cleethorpes. There are four arrivals and& departures each way on summer Sundays (May to September) also. The service is now normally worked by a Class 153 railcar all day - the practice of using a Class 185 on the first morning service for operational reasons (which meant that only certain doors on the unit being used to its length and also certain station stops being omitted from the timetable) ceased at the December 2013 timetable change but was reintroduced at the December 2018 timetable change.
- "New Holland". Disused Stations.
- "The Lincoln Castle Hotel". British Listed Buildings.
- Railway Magazine. September 1936. p. iv. Missing or empty
- "(advert)". Hull Daily Mail. 21 May 1947.
- "New Holland station facilities". National Rail Enquiries.
- Table 28 National Rail timetable, December 2016
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 28
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|