York (Layerthorpe) railway station

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York (Layerthorpe)
York Layerthorpe 9 77.jpg
September 1977
Location
Place Layerthorpe
Area City of York
Coordinates 53°57′40″N 1°04′07″W / 53.96119°N 1.06870°W / 53.96119; -1.06870Coordinates: 53°57′40″N 1°04′07″W / 53.96119°N 1.06870°W / 53.96119; -1.06870
Grid reference SE612520
Operations
Original company Derwent Valley Light Railway
Pre-grouping Derwent Valley Light Railway
Post-grouping Derwent Valley Light Railway
Platforms one
History
1913 opened
1926 closed for passengers
1981 closed for freight except a private siding
1987 closed completely
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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York (Layerthorpe) railway station was a railway station in the Layerthorpe area of the city of York, North Yorkshire, England.

Opened on 19 July 1913 it served as the northern terminus of the Derwent Valley Light Railway, where the line connected to the existing Foss Islands Branch Line and thence to the North Eastern Railway's York to Scarborough Line. Traffic through the station was predominantly agricultural freight and local industries along the route of the DVLR although passenger services did run on the line from 1913 to 1926. After closure to passengers excursions were occasionally operated-often these were for Bramble picking on Skipwith Common-hence the line is sometimes known as the "Blackberry Line". A summer only steam passenger service was operated from 1977 to 1979. The DVLR closed on 27 September 1981. A single siding at the station serving an oil depot remained in use until 1987. The siding was lifted along with the Foss Island branch when traffic from Rowntrees chocolate factory, at the other and of the branch, switched to road transport in 1988.

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