Our supporters


Anbrico Felixjaz DVDs

Bridlington Hotel and Guesthouse Association

Bridlington Station Buffet

East Yorkshire Motor Services

Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce

Palm Group printers

PD Ports of Hull

The Railway Public House, Cottingham


Campaign for Better Transport

Community Rail Humber

Poppleton Railway Nursery


RCTS - Hull branch

Trimley Station Coummunity Trust

Local Authorities

Beverley Town Council

Bridlington Town Council

Cottingham Parish Council

Kingston upon Hull City Council

Market Weighton Town Council

Pocklington Town Council


Rev Jeremy Fisher former (Vicar of Beverley Minster)

Rt Rev Richard Frith (Bishop of Hull)

Rt Rev Terence Drainey (RC Bishop of Middlesbrough)


Hugh Bayley MP (City of York)

Alan Johnson MP (Hull West and Hessle)

Diane Johnson MP (Hull North)

Greg Knight MP (East Yorkshire)

Ann Mcintosh MP (Malton and Thirsk)

Graham Stuart MP (Beverley and Holderness)

Julian Sturdy MP (York Outer)

Karl Turner MP (Hull East)


Timothy Kirkhope (MEP Yorkshire and Humber)

Linda McAvan (MEP Yorkshire and Humber)


Lord Adonis

Lord Haskins

Lord Mandelson

Lord Prescott 


Adam Hart-Davis

Other Campaigns

CPRE (East Riding)





Market Weighton


The former station was located east of Londesborough Road. This site is now unsuitable as the area has been developed. A station in the old location would also require a level crossing, which would be unacceptable on safety grounds.The new route is shown in blue.

 Market weighton



Three other alternative station locations have been identified. With the northern alignment, a station just west of Londesborough Road is an option. Alternatively,both routes could be served by a new station on the western fringes of Market Weighton, close to Clay Lane, off the York Road access into the town from the A1079, or at a location off Goodmanham Road, in the eastern part of the town off Londesborough Road .


Local students Kathy Henning and Andrew Mitchell, from Cottingham High School, have made this terrific model of the railway station, based on the traditional North Eastern Railway structure at Beverley. Let us know what you think, on the guestbook page.

Market weighton model



· Journey time into York of 33 minutes

· Journey time to Hull of 32 minutes

· Relieve traffic on the A1079

· A link to the national rail network

· A choice between road and rail transport for the first time since 1965

· Promoting social inclusion, by providing accessibility to facilities for those without other modes available

· Promoting an environmentally friendly mode of transport


A public meeting will be held in the town, sometime in the next 12 months, for residents to discuss the plans and any issues relating to Market Weighton. In the meantime you can write to us via the contact page.


Market Weighton is a town in the heart of East Yorkshire, with a population of approximately 5,500 people. It is widely known as a market town, providing a stop off point for people on their way to the Yorkshire Wolds, and providing services to the agricultural communities, which form an important part of the middle East Riding. It also acts as a residential town for people who work in Hull , Beverley and York.

Pete Hemmerman the Minsters Rail Campaign chairman was elected to serve on Market Weighton Town Council becoming Mayor for 3 years  from 2010 and is currently Deputy Mayor. He represents the council on the East Riding Flood Liaison Group and chairs the Neighbourhood Plan Group. He is also an artist in hs spare time!













Development has started on the site of  our proposed Pocklington station. Short sighted and a step back for the campaign.


A few of the new life membership forms have gone out in bigger envelopes than  the stamp we put on them. Apologies for those who have had an extra £1.20 to pay.


The Membership Secretary will be resigning from that post at the AGM in March. If you feel you could spare us half a day per month please get in touch. 


Annual membership has been set at £5 for many years and with increasing prices we need to put that up. The next AGM will vote on a proposal to do this. Feel free to suggest any changes. Our suggestion is:

Annual Membership -  £10

Two year - £17.50

Life - £50


Having just established relations with James Alexander, the leader of  City of York Council we have learned he has resigned and will be working on Ed Milliband's team from 2015. Thnaks for the support James and we hope your career move is everything you want (noting we are an apoltical organisation).