Selby Line

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Selby Line
Overview
TypeHeavy rail
SystemNational Rail
StatusOperational
LocaleYorkshire
TerminiLeeds
Hull
Stations16
Operation
OwnerNetwork Rail
Operator(s)
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Selby Line
King George Dock
Hull
Hessle
Ferriby
Brough
Broomfleet
Gilberdyke
Eastrington
Howden
Wressle
Selby
South Milford
York Line
to York
Micklefield
East Garforth
Garforth
Cross Gates
Neville Hill depot
Leeds

The Selby Line is a secondary[1] railway line in Yorkshire. England, linking Leeds to Selby via Micklefield, and then on to Kingston upon Hull (Hull).[2] Hull Trains, London North Eastern Railway, Northern and TransPennine Express operate passenger trains on the line.

In the second half of 2018, a 9.5-mile (15.3 km) stretch of line between Howden and Hessle had all its semaphore signalling and signal boxes decommissioned in favour of digital control overseen by the Rail Operating Centre in York.[3] One of the crossing boxes at Crabley Creek has remained operational and worked by a Network Rail representative as the original deeds for the acquisition of the land by the railway company dictated that as long as the crossing existed, it should be manned. Most of the boxes were either boarded up or demolished though those at Melton Lane and Gilberdyke junction were retained as welfare facilities for railway workers.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Route Plans 2009: Route 10 North Cross-Pennine, North and West Yorkshire" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Named railway lines". National Rail. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. ^ Williams, Alan (January 2019). "East Yorkshire begins to ROC". Modern Railways. Vol. 75 no. 844. Stamford: Key Publishing. p. 21. ISSN 0026-8356.
  4. ^ Wood, Alexandra (22 December 2018). "Changes signal end of an era for bells and levers". The Yorkshire Post. p. 8. ISSN 0963-1496.

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