- New Holland railway station
New Holland Location Place New Holland Local authority North Lincolnshire Coordinates Coordinates: Grid reference TA083240 Operations Station code NHL Managed by Northern Rail Number of platforms 1 Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 22,539 2005/06 * 21,592 2006/07 * 21,563 2007/08 * 22,011 2008/09 * 23,546 History Opened 24 June 1981 National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at New Holland from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
New Holland railway station is a single platform station which serves the village of New Holland in North Lincolnshire, England. The station is situated on the Barton-on-Humber line 19 miles (31 km) west of Cleethorpes, and all trains serving it are operated by Northern Rail.
The original station, named New Holland Town, was built by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) and was situated a few yards towards the Humber Estuary at the landward end of New Holland Pier, a jetty, some 1,500 feet (460 m) in length which served a ferry service to Hull. At the pier head was situated New Holland Pier railway station. As one of the early aims of the MS&LR was to reach Hull the pierhead at New Holland became its "Up" terminus. This was later changed to Grimsby and on completion of the "London Extension" to Marylebone.
Because of these early aims the railway company bought out the rights of the New Holland Ferry. These rights transferred to the Great Central Railway, the London & North Eastern Railway and, on nationalisation, British Railways. The ferry service was closed on the opening of the Humber Bridge in June 1981 and the New Holland Pier station closed. The present day station at New Holland opened to serve the community, replacing the original which closed on the same day.
New Holland was a railway community, the majority of the housing being built by the company to house its workers. It played an important part in railway life for it was here that the railway company laundry was situated and special laundry vans brought the soiled washing from the companies stations, restaurant cars and hotels. Also centred here were the company's wagon sheet repair shops, skills used in the repair of sails could be put to a railway use.
Preceding station National Rail Following station Northern Rail Railway stations in Lincolnshire Barton Line: Birmingham to Peterborough Line: Doncaster to Lincoln Line: Newark to Grimsby Line: Nottingham to Grantham Line: Nottingham to Lincoln Line: Peterborough to Lincoln Line: Poacher Line: Sheffield to Hull Line: Sheffield to Lincoln Line: Heritage railways Lincolnshire Wolds Railway:
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