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.
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 .
WHAT MIGHT THE STATION LOOK LIKE?
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.
ADVANTAGES FOR MARKET WEIGHTON
· 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.
ABOUT MARKET WEIGHTON
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!
LETTER IN RAIL MAGAZINE
Minsters Rail Campaign secretary David Pennie has had a letter published in Rail magazine re-inforcing the argument that the Minsters line would act as a second route into Hull should the Humber shoreline route not be available due to flooding.
MINSTERS RAIL CAMPAIGN ON TV
We are hoping to feature on BBC television on the programme "Inside Out" when MRC member James Wilson will commute into York showing the difficulties he faces.
MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE
The cost of postage has meant that reuctanty the MRC has had to increase annual membership to £10. Life membership remains at £50.