Railway Station, Nidd Walk, Pateley Bridge, N Yorks, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
N 54° 05.122 W 001° 45.578
30U E 581137 N 5993731
Quick Description: A plaque designating the town’s old railway station.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/12/2017 10:06:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMWTKW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:
A railway serving Nidderdale was first proposed by the Leeds and Thirsk Railway Company, but they let their application lapse. The North Eastern Railway constructed the line instead, having been granted parliamentary approval in 1859. The line opened on 1st May 1862, connecting Ripley Junction, on the Leeds to Thirsk line, with Pateley Bridge via stations at Ripley, Hampsthwaite, Birstwith, Darley, Dacre and Pateley Bridge.

The line carried passenger services, initially four trains per day in each direction, peaking at 7 trains per day in 1923 and down to 2 trains per day in 1950, a year before closure. Goods traffic was mixed, with inbound coal and construction traffic transferred to the Nidd Valley Light Railway for onward travel to support the construction of the Upper Nidderdale reservoirs at Angram and Scar House, and outbound transport of sandstone slabs from the Scotgate Ash quarries at Pateley Bridge.

After the construction of the Upper Nidderdale reservoirs were complete the Nidd Valley Light Railway closed in 1937. Traffic on the Nidd Valley Railway went into decline. Passenger services closed on 31st March 1951 and goods ceased on 30th October 1964.
The main station building is now converted into flats.

The plaque reads

“LNER Old Railway Station
Opened in 1862 as a branch line from Harrogate to Pateley Bridge. The line closed in 1964.”
Blue Plaque managing agency: Pateley Bridge Town Council

Individual Recognized: Railway Station

Physical Address:
Old Railway Station
Nidd Walk
PAteley Bridge, N Yorks UK

Web Address: [Web Link]

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