Harrogate (Brunswick) railway station

Harrogate (Brunswick) railway station served the town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England from 1848 to 1862 on the Leeds and Thirsk Railway.

Harrogate (Brunswick)
Brunswick Railway plaque - geograph.org.uk - 497242.jpg
Plaque marking the site of Harrogate Brunswick Railway Station
LocationHarrogate, North Yorkshire
England
Coordinates53°59′11″N 1°32′24″W / 53.9865°N 1.5401°W / 53.9865; -1.5401Coordinates: 53°59′11″N 1°32′24″W / 53.9865°N 1.5401°W / 53.9865; -1.5401
Grid referenceSE302545
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyYork and North Midland Railway
Pre-groupingYork and North Midland Railway
Key dates
20 July 1848 (1848-07-20)Opened
1 August 1862 (1862-08-01)Closed

HistoryEdit

The station, named after the nearby Brunswick Hotel, opened on 20 July 1848[1] by the Leeds and Thirsk Railway. The station was situated on the north side of Trinity Road, where Trinity Methodist Church now stands. There were two sidings to the west, one serving a small engine shed. When the North Eastern Railway opened the current Harrogate station, this station was considered obsolete and closed on 1 August 1862; it was going to be retained for goods traffic but this idea was short-lived.[2]

The tunnel which formerly served the station still exists, running from a branch just north of Hornbeam Park railway station up toward St Mark's Church, Harrogate. The tunnel was used as an air raid shelter during World War II, and steps leading up to the surface were constructed at the now closed north end of the tunnel, near St Mark's Road.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "York and North Midland Railway". Yorkshire Gazette. England. 22 July 1848. Retrieved 28 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Harrogate Brunswick". Disused Stations. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "The Hidden Tunnel Under Harrogate". yorkshiretimes.co.uk. Retrieved 11 October 2019.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Harrogate   Leeds and Thirsk Railway   Knaresborough