Notes: This was the Hull terminus of the railway, originally
the passenger terminus was to have been 1/4 mile south on Charlotte
Street but due to financial problems the goods facilities were
quickly adapted for passenger use. The station was closed in 1924
when services were diverted into Hull Paragon Station.
The site is now used for industrial storage. No other building
survive other than those shown.
Sections of the embankment leading north from the station remain.
Brief history of the line: The Hull Barnsley and West Riding
Junction Railway and Dock Company was formed with the backing
of Hull Corporation to break the monopoly on dock and rail traffic
from Hull; it included a deep water dock (Alexandra Dock) to the
east of Hull. The railway never reached Barnsley itself, terminating
at Cudworth (junction with the Midland Railway) some four miles
short having been vigorously opposed by the NER.
It was one of the last new main lines to be built, construction
cost double the estimates, due in part to difficulties in cutting
and tunneling through unexpectedly hard chalk in the Yorkshire
Wolds near Little Weighton.
Although it was constructed primarily for goods traffic to and
from the new dock and the South Yorkshire coalfields, fine villa-style
passenger stations were provided but though passenger traffic
In 1905 the company name was shortened to the Hull and Barnsley
Railway which was absorbed into the NER on 1.1.1923
The line was gradually run down from the early 1930's with all
passenger services ceasing in 1955.
Today only the high level goods line around Hull and a short sections
serving Drax power station remain in use.
Other web sites: For a more detailed history and maps see Hull
& Barnsley Railway Stock Fund web site. Route map drawn by Alan Young
To see the other
stations on the Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway
click on the station name: Beverley
Willerby & Kirk Ella, Little
Weighton, South Cave,
South Howden &
stations on this line are not featured, if you have information
on the present state of these stations and photographs we would
like to hear from you. North Eastrington and all stations west