Station Name: NORTH CAVE
||On the west side Station Road
|Company on opening:
||Hull Barnsley and West Riding Junction Railway and
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|Date closed completely:
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||British Railways (North Eastern Region)
The main station building is intact and in private occupation
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from the upper floor.
|Notes: North Cave station had two facing platforms on an embankment, they were constructed of timber. The main station building stood at the rear of the eastbound at its east end. There was a timber waiting shelter on the opposite platform. The large two-storey building comprised the station masters house, booking office, waiting rooms and toilets with access to the platform
The goods yard was at ground level behind the station building and comprised four sidings. Access to the yard was controlled by a signal box to the west of the station. After closure to passenger traffic in 1955 the station remained open to goods traffic until 6 April 1959.
After final closure closure of the line the station buildings were used for light industry before being converted to a private residence in the 1960s. The station was on the market for £750,000 in 2010 and in July 2012 it remains unsold.
(junction with the Midland
Railway) some four miles short having been vigorously opposed
by the NER.
||BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HULL & BARNSLEY RAILWAY 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
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. Tickets from Michael Stewart. Route map drawn by Alan Young.
To see the other
stations on the Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway
click on the station name: Hull
Willerby & Kirk Ella, Little
Weighton, South Cave, Wallingfen, Sandholme,
South Howden &
stations on this line are not featured, if you have information
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Cave station looking east in 1959
Copyright photo from Stations UK
North Cave station in 2011
North Cave station in 2011
updated: Saturday, 14-Jul-2012 07:49:49 BST ||
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