York Racecourse railway station

York Racecourse railway station, also known as York Holgate Excursion Platform and Holgate Bridge railway station, served the York Racecourse in Holgate, York, England, from 1860 to 1939 on the York and North Midland Railway.

York Racecourse
York Racecourse - Geograph-6522297-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
The site of the station in 2018
General information
LocationHolgate, North Yorkshire
Coordinates53°57′12″N 1°06′00″W / 53.9533°N 1.1001°W / 53.9533; -1.1001Coordinates: 53°57′12″N 1°06′00″W / 53.9533°N 1.1001°W / 53.9533; -1.1001
Grid referenceSE591511
Platforms2 (initially)
3 (later added)
Other information
Original companyNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
14 December 1860 (1860-12-14)Opened
24 August 1939 (1939-08-24)Closed


The station was opened on 14 December 1860 by the North Eastern Railway. It was only used on race days. A cattle dock and a third platform were added on 25 September 1861. The sidings were used when the passenger numbers became too high, although this drew complaints due to delays and chaos. The station was last used for the races on 24 August 1939.[1] Not much of the platforms remain.[2]


  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 471. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "York Racecourse / Holgate Bridge railway... © Nigel Thompson :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph. Retrieved 25 July 2021.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
York (original)
Line open, station closed
  North Eastern Railway   Copmanthorpe
Line open, station closed