Stamford Bridge railway station

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Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Stamford Bridge
Area East Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates 53°59′18″N 0°54′54″W / 53.9884°N 0.9149°W / 53.9884; -0.9149Coordinates: 53°59′18″N 0°54′54″W / 53.9884°N 0.9149°W / 53.9884; -0.9149
Grid reference SE712552
Operations
Original company York and North Midland Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 3
History
4 October 1847 Station opened
29 November 1965[1] Station closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Stamford Bridge railway station was a railway station on the York to Beverley Line. It opened on 4 October 1847 and served the village of Stamford Bridge in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It closed after the last train on 27 November 1965.

Facilities when open[edit]

The station itself had three platforms: up, towards York, the west platform; down toward Beverley, the east platform, and a bay off the west side. The Station House building is on the down (East) side, consisting of two waiting rooms, and the stationmaster's office. Also on the site was a two-road goods shed, which backed onto the down platform. The large yard between the goods shed and the station building served as a holding area for goods received or pending dispatch. Stamford Bridge had a relatively short throat by NER standards; the distance between the end of the platforms and the viaduct is only about 600 yards (550 m).

Current use[edit]

The station building now runs as a private members only club for residents of the village, with a bar, function room and lounge. Local groups also use the Station House as a meeting venue. The goods shed currently serves as a sports hall, after the addition of changing rooms on the south side of the building The east yard is now a car park, the West bay platform is the village play park.

The former crossing at Stamford Bridge

Further reading[edit]

  • Bairstow, Martin (1990). Railways In East Yorkshire. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-03-1. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Passengers No More by G.Daniels and L.Dench

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Holtby   Y&NMR
York to Beverley Line
  Fangfoss