Otterington station listed


THE long-closed Otterington station on the East Coast Main Line between Thirsk and Northallerton has been surprisingly Grade II-listed by Historic England, writes Richard Horner.

The main station building, signalbox, weighbridge office and associated features are all covered by the listing.

The former Otterington station and signalbox, built by the LNER in 1932/33. HISTORIC ENGLAND

The original station, opened on March 31, 1841, was demolished and replaced in 1932/33 by the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) when the main lines between York and Darlington were quadrupled as part of a modernisation scheme.

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At the same time, a new signalbox (to a LNER Type 12 design) was built to control the then state-of-the-art colour light signalling along a four-and-a-half mile stretch of this section of the ECML.

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