Location type

Major station

Name and dates


Station code: YRK National Rail
Where: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England
Opened on the York Station (North Eastern Railway).


  /  /1841Great North of England Railway
Line opened from York to Darlington. The Darlington to Newcastle powers are transferred to the Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway.
05/10/1841Great North of England Railway
Powers from Darlington to Gateshead relinquished to Robert Davies, James Richardson and John Hotham of York acting on behalf of the Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway.
  /  /1845York and Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)
Opened from York to Scarborough.
07/08/1850Great Northern Railway
Opened throughout. Route: London Maiden Lane (temporary terminus) to Boston to Lincoln (not via Peterborough to Retford) to Knottingley on North Midland Railway and not York itself.
28/02/2001Selby to Askern Junction Line (North Eastern Railway)
Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) York to London train crashes into a Landrover and trailer carrying a car (which had fallen from the M62), then de-rails and hits a Freightliner train at Great Heck near Selby.