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Castleton Moor railway station

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Place  Castleton
Station code  CSM
DfT category  F2
Number of platforms  1
Grid reference  NZ683084
Managed by  Northern
2011/12  5,058
Local authority  Borough of Scarborough
Castleton Moor railway station
Address  Whitby YO21 2EZ, United Kingdom
Similar  Commondale railway station, Ruswarp railway station, Battersby railway station, Kildale railway station, Gypsy Lane railway st

Castleton Moor railway station serves the village of Castleton in North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Esk Valley Line and is operated by Northern who provide all of the station's passenger services.

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History

The station opened in April 1861 as the temporary terminus of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway route from Stokesley. This was extended eastwards to Grosmont four years later - formal opening occurring on 2 October 1865 with the station being named simply Castleton. A direct link from Battersby through to Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough was also commissioned at this time - this is the route now used by all trains, as the original line west of Battersby was closed to passengers in June 1954 and completely four years later. In 1966, the station was renamed Castleton Moor.

Though the line was built with a single track, the station was provided with two platforms as it was the location of one of the route's passing loops. A signal box was also constructed here, along with a goods shed and associated yard - these all survived (along with the loop) until the final withdrawal of goods services over the route in 1982. The goods shed can still be seen but the loop has been lifted, the second platform removed and the box demolished.

Services

Four trains each way call here throughout the week, although Sunday trains only operate between March and early November.

References

Castleton Moor railway station Wikipedia


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