Forge Valley railway station

Forge Valley railway station was situated on the North Eastern Railway's Pickering to Seamer branch line. It served the twin villages of East and West Ayton, and the local beauty spot Forge Valley. The station opened to passenger traffic on 1 May 1882, and closed on 3 June 1950.[1]

Forge Valley
ForgeValleyStation.jpg
The former station at Forge Valley
Location
PlaceEast Ayton and West Ayton
AreaScarborough
Coordinates54°14′49″N 0°29′19″W / 54.246972°N 0.488620°W / 54.246972; -0.488620Coordinates: 54°14′49″N 0°29′19″W / 54.246972°N 0.488620°W / 54.246972; -0.488620
Grid referenceSE985845
Operations
Original companyNorth Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms1
History
1882opened
1950closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

The station was named Forge Valley after a local beauty spot to avoid naming it after either of the Ayton villages that it was located near. This was normal practice when another station existed on the network that could be confusing to passengers, in this case Great Ayton, which is on the Middlesbrough to Whitby Line.[2]

The station is currently in more workaday use as a road and council highways depot for North Yorkshire County Council.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Suggitt, Gordon (2005). Lost railways of North and East Yorkshire. Newbury: Countryside Books. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-85306-918-5.
  2. ^ Lidster, Robin (2014). Scarborough to Pickering railway through time. Stroud: Amberley. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-4456-1827-2.
  • Bairstow, Martin (1989). Railways Around Whitby Volume One. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-01-5.
  • Lidster, J. Robin (1986). The Forge Valley Line - A Railway Between Pickering And Scarborough. Hendon Publishing Co. Ltd. ISBN 0-86067-103-8.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Seamer   Forge Valley Line   Wykeham

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