Passengers using the 133 year-old Hellifield station in the Yorkshire Dales

will soon be able to appreciate it in all its original glory

as Network Rail prepares to give the station a makeover.

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Artist's Impression

Courtesy Network Rail


While there has been a station at the site since 1849,

the existing station canopy was constructed in 1880 by the Midland Railway

and is a Grade 2 listed building.


Photo courtesy Network Rail


Built of iron and glass, the station was last refurbished in the mid 1990s.

With the Pennine weather having taken its toll, Network Rail this week begins a £500,000 project

to repair and redecorate the station's structural steelwork and glazing.



Photo courtesy Network Rail


Network Rail is delivering the project alongside its contractor J Murphy & Sons.

A scaffold will be erected to allow workers to access, repair and redecorate the station canopy.

Some of the work may be noisy but working hours will be restricted to daytime hours,

with some occasional Sunday shift scheduled between July and November.


Network Rail has written to local residents to inform them of the upcoming work.




Network Rail route managing director Dyan Crowther commented:


“This is a beautiful old building and the investment we are making to sympathetically refurbish it

will safeguard its future and allow passengers to continue to enjoy the station in decades to come.”


The station is managed by Northern Rail and will remain open throughout the refurbishment,

which is expected to be completed by the end of the year."

Richard Allan, Area Director for Northern Rail, comments:


“Investment of this kind into our rural stations is extremely welcome

and Hellifield will hugely benefit from this refurbishment."

Media Relations (North West & West Midlands)
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Hellifield visited on Sunday 20 October 2013

Photos: N. Kirby



13:18 from Preston, part of the new Ribble Valley Rambler service

having deposited its passengers,

proceeds to Settle Junction for the turn-round.















Close-up view of the canopy undergoing restoration

incorporating aluminium glass frames















The centre of the photo is the location of the former turntable.

Will it be re-built?















Noted in the down sidings at Hellifield















Passengers from the 12:59 hrs Carlisle to Leeds

awaiting the next train to Blackpool North,

part of the new Ribble Valley Rambler service
















14:55 hrs Hellifield to Blackpool North

arrives from its turn-round at Settle Junction

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