Sleights railway station

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Sleights National Rail
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Location
Place Sleights
Local authority Scarborough
Coordinates 54°27′40″N 0°39′45″W / 54.461100°N 0.662600°W / 54.461100; -0.662600Coordinates: 54°27′40″N 0°39′45″W / 54.461100°N 0.662600°W / 54.461100; -0.662600
Grid reference NZ867081
Operations
Station code SLH
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 4,592
2012/13 Decrease 4,378
2013/14 Increase 4,426
2014/15 Increase 5,040
2015/16 Decrease 4,112
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sleights from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sleights railway station is in the village of Sleights in North Yorkshire, England. It is on the Esk Valley Line and is operated by Northern who provide all of the station's passenger services. The station serves the village of Sleights, located behind the station, and the hamlet of Briggswath on the opposite side of the valley across the River Esk.

Sleights station was designed by George Townsend Andrews and opened in 1846. It used to have two platforms for up and down line working, but in common with the other stations between Grosmont and Whitby, this was reduced to single track working in the mid eighties when the second track was lifted and Sleights signal box closed. Trains now stop at the former Up line platform where the main station buildings including the Station Master's house are now a private residence. The former down platform used to have a wooden waiting shed and store; this building was recovered by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and re-erected on the extended down platform at Grosmont. Behind the down platform was a small goods yard with a single siding.

At one end of the platform a footpath carries passengers over the River Esk to Briggswath on a small box girder bridge, while at the other the A169 towers over the railway and river on a bridge opened on 26 January 1937. The site of the modern day footpath used to be a level crossing carrying the main Whitby-Pickering road to a stone bridge over the Esk, before this was washed away during flooding in 1930. Next to the crossing a 19th-century brick built signal box remains, now unused and boarded up.

Services[edit]

There are 4 services per day in each direction along the line. Journey time to Whitby is 11 mins and Middlesbrough 1hr15.

Sunday services only operate between March and the beginning of November, though some of these run through to/from Darlington or Newcastle Central.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-4, Table 45

External links[edit]

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