Rowntree Halt railway station


Rowntree Halt railway station

Rowntree Halt was a minor unmanned railway stop on the Foss Islands Branch Line in York. Located on the southern edge of the Rowntree's chocolate factory, Rowntree Halt was opened in 1927 to provide a small untimetabled passenger service to the Rowntree factory for workers commuting from areas south of York such as Selby and Doncaster. The Halt itself was little more than a signal and a single short platform located a few yards west of the siding that allowed freight directly into the factory complex. The Halt was closed on 8 July 1988,cite web|title=List of dates from 1 January 1985 to 20 January 2006 of last passenger trains at closed BR (or Network Rail stations since privatisation)|url=http://www.dft.gov.uk/foi/responses/2006/feb/closuredatesformerbrstations/listofclosuredatestopassenge2682|accessdate=2008-08-09|publisher=Department for Transport|year=2006|work=Department for Transport Website: Freedom of Information Act responses, February 2006] a year before the branch line itself was closed, and the line was dismantled and turned into a cycle track.

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* [http://johnlawontherails.fotopic.net/p34328566.html Photograph of Rowntree's Halt in 1969]


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