Stamford Bridge: The Old Station
Preserved in time, a wonderful old station, platforms and crossing gate, stumbled upon by happy accident!
Having discovered the riverside walk in Stamford Bridge was submerged in water due to recent floods, I set out on a short walk around the village. I discovered the Old Station which once served the village, a very welcome surprise. Beautiful, interesting and well preserved by caring local volunteers.
The station at Stamford Bridge ran from 1847 until 1965. It originally served the York and North Midland Railway on the line travelling from York to Beverley. In its heyday this line and Stamford Bridge station were once incredibly popular, selling 12,468 tickets in 1911 and shifting 849 tons of Barley.
Volunteers from the surrounding area have improved the appearance of the station platforms, introducing flowerbeds, painting the edges of the platforms and providing an information board. The Old Railway station is now a social club, offering a function room and lounge for meetings and the railway line is a public footpath.
For more information visit the disused stations