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Wressle railway station

Place Wressle
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Grid reference
Station code WRS
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   870
2005/06 662
2006/07 691
2007/08 1,290
2008/09 1,384
2009/10 1,834
2010/11 1,594
2011/12 1,306
2012/13 1,488
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wressle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wressle railway station is a railway station on the Hull and Selby Railway (1840) that serves the village of Wressle in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.


  • History 1
  • Services 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
    • Sources 4.1
  • External links 5


The Hull and Selby Railway was opened 2 July 1840.[1] Wressel station does not appear to have been an original feature of the line;[note 1] however a market day service from "Wressel Bridge" was recorded in 1843.[2][3]

The station was in full use by 1855.[2] The station was a single storey brick structure with a verandah, located on the south platform. The spellings Wressel and Wressle have both been used, with the 'Wressle' becoming standard after around 1863.[3]

Wressle was listed for closure in the 1963 Beeching report, but remained open to avoid local hardship. The station became unstaffed in 1976.[3]


Up to six trains a day call at Wressle; three to York and two to Hull (one of which continues to Scarborough) with an extra Hull train on weekdays. No trains call on Sundays.

The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern Rail.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Selby   Northern Rail
Hull-York Line


  1. ^ Butt (1995) states the station opened on 2 July 1840. However the station does not appear in contemporary newspaper reports, or in the 2 July 1840 timetable.[1]


  1. ^ a b MacTurk 1970, pp. 68–76, 77.
  2. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 420.
  3. ^ a b c Tuffrey, Peter (2012), East Yorkshire Railway Stations, pp. 128–8 


  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd.  
  • MacTurk, G.G. (1970) [1879], A history of the Hull Railways 
  • Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford:  

External links

  • Train times and station information for Wressle railway station from National Rail

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