Askrigg railway station
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|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|1 February 1878||Station opens|
|26 April 1954||Station closes|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Askrigg railway station is a disused railway station in North Yorkshire, England and served the village of Askrigg. It was part of the Wensleydale Railway until it closed. The Wensleydale Railway Association aims to rebuild the railway from Northallerton to Garsdale and plans to re-open the station. At the moment it is the head office of one of the main employers in Wensleydale and is privately owned so it is unclear how the Wensleydale Railway intend to bring it back to use.
Opened by the North Eastern Railway in 1878, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was subsequently closed by the British Railways Board in 1954, although goods traffic continued until the Redmire to Hawes section closed to all traffic in 1964.
The site today
The track has been lifted through the station site. The nearest track on the line runs from Redmire eastward, providing rail access for military traffic to local training areas. The Wensleydale Railway is a heritage line which operates from Redmire to Leeming Bar.
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- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Aysgarth||North Eastern Railway|
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