Sherburn-in-Elmet railway station
View looking south
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|13 September 1965||Closed|
|9 July 1984||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sherburn-in-Elmet from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Sherburn-in-Elmet railway station serves the village of Sherburn-in-Elmet near Selby in North Yorkshire, England. The station is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the village and is 12.75 miles (21 km) south of York.
The railway through Sherburn-in-Elmet was opened in 1840 by the York and North Midland Railway. The station was closed on 13 September 1965 but reopened in 1984 by British Rail with local authority support.
Sherburn-in-Elmet is on both the Dearne Valley Line and the Hull-York Line towards Selby. Trains to/from the latter use the curve south of the station to the former Leeds and Selby Railway at Gascoigne Wood Junction, which was opened just a few months after the main Y&NMR route. This line became the main rail route between Hull and York after the route via Market Weighton and Beverley fell victim to the Beeching Axe in November 1965, though many of its trains were in turn diverted via the newly constructed north curve at Hambleton and the East Coast Main Line Selby Deviation when this opened in 1983. Since the mid-1990s though, a number of Hull - York trains have reverted to the old route to provide Sherburn with commuter links to and from York in the wake of cutbacks to the Dearne Valley line timetable (this had seven trains each way when the station reopened in 1984, but now has only two - see below) and avoid the increasingly busy ECML.
The station is unmanned and has waiting shelters on each platform (but no other permanent buildings). Tickets must be bought in advance or on the train, as there are no ticket purchasing facilities at the station. Train running information is provided by timetable posters and telephone (a payphone is located on platform 2). The two platforms are linked by a barrier level crossing formerly used by road traffic - wheelchair users are advised not to use this due to gaps in the boards. There are access ramps to both platforms.
On Mondays to Saturdays, there are now fourteen trains per day to York (up from ten in the previous timetable) - these mostly originate at Hull, though two come from Sheffield via the Dearne Valley Line. A similar service level operates southbound, with eleven trains to Selby and Hull and two to Sheffield. Most of the extra trains call in the afternoon and evening, giving the station a much better service at those times.
On Sundays, there are three trains to Hull, two to Sheffield and seven to York.
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Dearne Valley Line
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