Station Name: FILEY HOLIDAY CAMP

 

[Source: Paul Chilver]


Date opened: 10.5.1947
Location: On the west side of A165 apposite holiday camp
Company on opening: London & North Eastern Railway
Date closed to passengers: 17.7.1977
Date closed completely: 17.7.1977
Company on closing: British Rail (North Eastern Region)
Present state: Both platforms are extant
County: Yorkshire
OS Grid Ref: TA115776
Date of visit: November 2004
Notes: Short branch line to serve the Butlins holiday camp from a double facing junction between Hunmanby and Filey. The station had four extremely long terminus island platforms. There were never any buildings on the platforms except a small ticket collectors box near the buffer stops but there was a small single storey concrete building on the very large
concourse (both buildings demolished, foundations clearly visible). Holiday makers were taken from the station into the holiday camp by road 'train' running under the road through a private subway.

When the station opened most holiday makers traveled to the camp by train but as the years went by more and more people came by car until it was uneconomic to keep the station open. The last train ran on Saturday 17th July 1977.

All platforms, concourse, exit steps, fencing and concrete lampposts are still in situ - the lampposts even still have the public address speakers attached. Site now used to store dumped agricultural machinery and old circus lorries.

It is interesting to note that while the station remains largely intact the holiday camp has been razed to the ground


Tickets from Michael Stewart

For more pictures of Filey Holiday Camp Station see Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review web site

For more about Butlins Holiday camp at Filey with pictures of the camp then and now see the Remember Filey Butlins web site


K1 62005 at Filey Holiday Camp Station on 6th March 1965. Whitby Moors Railtour.
P
hoto by Alan Brown



Filey Holiday Camp Station - Peak 45 002  calls with the circular 0752
Leicester to Leicester on 29 June 1974
P
hoto by Bernard Mills

Filey Holiday Camp Station in the summer of 1977 - the last season before closure
Photo by J. Jennison from the Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review web site

 

 

 

[Source: Paul Chilver]


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