Lost Lines

(Our trail begins on Station Road, by the entrance to the supermarket car park, and opposite the car entrance to the community hospital.  Use ‘View on map’ from the trail’s homepage to reach point ‘1’ and the start of the trail).

In front of you is the former location of Withernsea Railway Station.  The Hull and Holderness Railway was designed to link the agricultural lands of Holderness with the industrial port city of Hull.

It was a plan that worked brilliantly, and on 27th June 1854, Withernsea’s station was opened and this was when the town really began to thrive as a seaside resort.  Sadly, the station was shut on 3rd May 1965, along with many others, as a result of Dr Beeching’s government report.