Wetherby Racecourse railway station
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Site of the station in 2007
|Area||City of Leeds|
|Original company||London and North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway
British Railways (N.E. region)
|18 May 1959||Last used|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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When Wetherby's original station on York Road closed in 1902, for two decades the only rail access was via Wetherby's new station on Linton Road. This was some distance from the racecourse, involving a walk of just over 2 miles.
There was therefore a station built at Wetherby Racecourse in 1924, with a ticket booth of wooden construction, starter signals, a ground frame and a footbridge. It even boasted electrical lighting and its own nameboard.
Reports vary as to when it closed; one report says it stayed open until 1963 with Racecourse Specials running to the station from Bradford Exchange on racedays, whilst another publication states that it was last used on Whit Monday 18 May 1959 and was demolished in 1962. The line closed in 1964.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Wetherby (York Road)
Line and station closed
Harrogate to Church Fenton Line
Line closed; station closed