Saturday, 28 November 2015

Ulleskelf 1985


(All 18.6.1985 copyright Steve Sainsbury/Rail Thing)

There are a couple of my pet hates here at Ulleskelf station back in 1985 - dull weather and an island platform! Both help take interest out of photos! This is a small station south of York on the East Coast Main Line so the compensation - back then anyway - was a decent variety of workings and locomotives, all diesel back in 1985 of course.

More info (from Wikipedia)

Ulleskelf railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ulleskelf National Rail
Northbound view
Local authoritySelby
Coordinates53.853560°N 1.214060°WCoordinates53.853560°N 1.214060°W
Grid referenceSE517399
Station codeULL
Managed byNorthern Rail
Number of platforms2 (1 island)
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departuresstation information andonward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  7,429
2005/06Increase 7,449
2006/07Decrease 4,785
2007/08Decrease 4,218
2008/09Decrease 3,894
2009/10Increase 5,102
2010/11Increase 6,084
2011/12Increase 6,312
2012/13Increase 6,420
2013/14Increase 7,130
Key datesOpened 1839
National Rail – UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ulleskelf. 
Ulleskelf railway station serves Ulleskelf in North Yorkshire, England. The station is 8.75 miles (14 km) south of York.


The station opened on 29 May 1839 on the York and North Midland Railway near where it crossed the River Wharfe. Nowadays, the station is unstaffed, and all trains that call there are run by Northern Rail.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 24 November 1906, a passenger train overran signals and ran into the rear of a freight train.[2]


Despite it being on three lines, only ten trains a day (Monday to Saturday) call at Ulleskelf. Five to York northbound and two to Sheffield and three to Leeds (two of the latter continue to Blackpool North) southbound.
A similar service runs on Sundays, four trains to York northbound, two to Sheffield and two to Hull southbound.
In December 1997, a wheelchair accessible footbridge opened

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