The ghost station of East Yorkshire with…

The ghost station of East Yorkshire with only ten passengers per week
2020-01-15 08:50:00
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsInvalid EmailRailway stations can be spooky places, particularly when you are standing on the platform alone in the dark. There is something chilling about being beside the tracks under the lights of a quiet station with only two walls of darkness at either side of you. Across the country, there are many stations that are rarely used and a number of them that go unnoticed when you are hurtling along the railway lines of East Yorkshire. Situated along the River Aire, less than five miles west of Goole, is the village of Rawcliffe. Its station was once a busy passenger and freight link – but since the mid-1980s it has been a much quieter place. Although it is still a stopping point along the Pontefract Line between Leeds and Goole, there were only 522 entries and exits from Rawcliffe Station last year. That’s just ten passengers passing through on average per week, making it the quietest station in East Yorkshire and the 39th quietest in Britain. Hull’s Paragon Station (Image: Colin Edwards) However, usage ha

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