The ‘ghost station’ of East Yorkshire visited by fewer than…

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The ‘ghost station’ of East Yorkshire visited by fewer than…

The phrase “it’s like Clapham Junction” is used to describe a lot of comings and goings in a place – and refers to the south London station that is often quoted as the world’s busiest in terms of the number of trains passing through. But there is a station in East Yorkshire that is very much at the other end of the scale. Rawcliffe station was once a busy passenger and freight link but since the mid-1980s has been a much quieter spot. In fact, it is currently the quietest railway station in East Yorkshire, according to the latest data from the Office for Rail and Road. A stopping point on the line between Goole and Leeds, Rawcliffe saw a total of 442 journeys starting and ending there in the year leading up to March 2023. READ MORE: Mobile speed cameras in Hull and East Yorkshire Dec 17-24 – including A165 Ganstead to Skirlaugh The places with the best and worst drivers in Hull and East Yorkshire mapped That equates to just 8.5 passengers passing through on average per week and marks it out as the station seeing the least rail travel activity in East Yorkshire. The overall figure for entry and exit activity at Rawcliffe was, however, an increase of 224 over the 2022 total, when the country – and movement – was still being hampered by the effects of the pandemic. The second most unused station in the county was Wressle, with 494 in-and-out movements – a decline of eight people over the previous year. Arram was not too far behind with 598 exits and entries, a fall of 140 over 2022’s figures. Hull Paragon Station – busiest railway station in East Yorkshire (Image: Hull Daily Mail) Broomfleet had 790, Saltmarshe 1,078, Snaith 1,510, and Eastrington 1,660. The nex
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