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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.

Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceStamford Bridge
AreaEast Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates53°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 referenceSE712552
Operations
Original companyYork and North Midland Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms3
History
4 October 1847Station opened
29 November 1965[1]Station closed to passengers
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

Facilities when openEdit

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 useEdit

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 readingEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

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

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