Ulceby Aerodrome Platform railway station

Ulceby Aerodrome Platform railway station was situated 74 chains (1.5 km) northeast of Ulceby North Junction between Ulceby and the village of South Killingholme, Lincolnshire, England. It was opened by LNER to serve the Second World War airfield RAF North Killingholme, whose southern perimeter lay a short distance to the north.

Ulceby Aerodrome Platform
The site of Ulceby Aerodrome Platform site.png
General information
LocationNorth Killingholme, North East Lincolnshire
England
Coordinates53°37′48″N 0°17′22″W / 53.6299°N 0.2895°W / 53.6299; -0.2895Coordinates: 53°37′48″N 0°17′22″W / 53.6299°N 0.2895°W / 53.6299; -0.2895
Grid referenceTA132161
Platforms2 (probable)
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
by June 1943Station opened by the LNER
by June 1947Station closed[1][2]

A workman's ticket to the station, issued at Cleethorpes on 26 June 1943, indicates its latest possible opening date.[3] Construction of the airfield started on 23 September 1942; it went on to close operationally on 31 October 1945, being used for some time thereafter for ordnance storage.

The use of the word "Platform" in an LNER station name usually indicated an unstaffed halt.

The line through the station was, and in 2015 remained, the main goods line to and from Immingham Dock. Up to the outbreak of the Second World War the only passenger traffic along the line was occasional ocean liner specials to Immingham Eastern Jetty. Unadvertised workmen's services using the line, plying between Cleethorpes and Immingham Dock via Habrough, are known to have run from at least 1954[4] to 1963, becoming an advertised service until cessation in 1969. It is not known whether this service started well before 1954 or a special service for Ulceby Aerodrome workers and military personnel was provided for the period the station was open.

By 2015 no trace of the station remained.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Ulceby
Line closed, station open
  London and North Eastern Railway   Immingham Dock
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 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. OL 11956311M.
  • Croughton, Godfrey; Kidner, R. W.; Young, Alan (1982). Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations, Halts and Stopping Places. The Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-281-0. OCLC 10507501.
  • Price, J. H. (1991). The Tramways of Grimsby, Immingham & Cleethorpes. Light Rail Transit Association. ISBN 978-0-948106-10-1.

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