Station Name: NORTH CAVE

[Source: Mark Dyson]

Date opened: 22.7.1885
Location: On the west side Station Road
Company on opening: Hull Barnsley and West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company
Date closed to passengers: 1.8.1955
Date closed completely: 6.4.1959
Company on closing: British Railways (North Eastern Region)
Present state:

The main station building is intact and in private occupation

County: Yorkshire
OS Grid Ref: SE896319
Date of visit: 15.5.2005
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
from the upper floor.

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.

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
(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 was sparse.

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 Cannon Street, Beverley Road, Springhead Halt,
Willerby & Kirk Ella, Little Weighton, South Cave, Wallingfen, Sandholme,
South Howden & Kirk Smeaton

The following 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 to Cudworth

North Cave station looking east in 1959
Copyright photo from Stations UK

1:2,500 OS map.

North Cave Station 1969
hoto by Graham Metcalf

North Cave station looking west in October 1971.
Photo by John Mann

North Cave station building in October 1971.
Photo by John Mann

North Cave station looking west in October 1977.
Photo by Alan Lewis from his Flickr web site

North Cave Station frontage in May 2005
hoto by Mark Jones

North Cave station in 2011

North Cave station in 2011




[Source: Mark Dyson]

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