New Holland railway station

New Holland railway station
New Holland National Rail
New Holland
Place New Holland
Local authority North Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°42′07″N 0°21′36″W / 53.702°N 0.360°W / 53.702; -0.360Coordinates: 53°42′07″N 0°21′36″W / 53.702°N 0.360°W / 53.702; -0.360
Grid reference TA083240
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 * decrease 21,592
2006/07 * decrease 21,563
2007/08 * increase 22,011
2008/09 * increase 23,546
Opened 24 June 1981 (24 June 1981)
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* 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.
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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.


Monday to Saturdays there is generally a two-hourly stopping service to Barton-on-Humber to Grimsby Town and Cleethorpes. There is a service Summer Sundays also.

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