Rawcliffe railway station
|Local authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Number of platforms||1|
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1848|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rawcliffe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Rawcliffe railway station is a railway station that serves the village of Rawcliffe in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The station is located on the Pontefract Line and is 28 miles (45 km) east of Leeds.
The line passing through here was once a busy passenger and freight link to the inland port of Goole (the line and station first being opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1848) but since the mid-1980s much of the traffic that once used this route has disappeared. The route is single track between Hensall and Goole, the level crossing here has been automated and the rail-served freight terminal in Goole docks sees little use. The station has also been downsized and its signal box demolished.
The former five trains each way per day service of the late 1980s (see BR National Passenger Timetables from May 1988-90) was cut in half in 1991 (due to shortage of rolling stock) and again in 2004, leaving only a residual "Parliamentary" minimum timetable in operation east of Knottingley to avoid the need for statutory closure proceedings - a situation that remains unchanged to this day.
The station is unstaffed, with only part of the one remaining platform in use (though the defunct station building still stands and is used as a private residence). A single waiting shelter, timetable poster board and public telephone are the only facilities provided. Tickets can only be purchased in advance or on the train, as there is no ticketing provision. Step-free access is available between the car park and platform.
- "The ghost trains haunting Britain’s rail network" Freeman, Sarah Yorkshire Post 28 April 2015; Retrieved 19 July 2016
- Rawcliffe station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 19 January 2017
- Table 32 National Rail timetable, May 2018
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