Monument record MYO3508 - Derwent Valley Light Railway


Derwent Valley Light Railway was opened in 1912 to serve the agricultural area south of York. The Derwent Valley Light Railway runs from the Foss Islands branch at Layerthorpe, where a station was built, to join the Selby-Market Weighton Line; it was opened for goods and livestock in 1912 and for passengers in 1913. By 1916 passenger traffic from villages along the Derwent was declining because of competition from bus services, and although petrol rail motor buses were introduced in 1924 the line was closed for passenger traffic in 1926. It was still used for goods traffic in 1958. From: 'Transport', A History of the County of York: the City of York (1961), pp. 472-481. URL: Date accessed: 26 January 2012.


Grid reference Centred SE 6512 4702 (7939m by 10655m)
Map sheet SE64NE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

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NMR Information:
(SE 611521 - SE 666339) Dismantled Railway (NAT) (intermittently)

(Centred SE 677433) Dismantled Railway (NAT) (2)

Course of former Derwent Valley Light Railway between York (Layerthorpe) (SE 611521) and Cliffe Common (SE 666339) built to serve the agricultural area SE of York, opened in 1913, closed to passengers in 1926. Closed to goods at various sections in 1965, 1968, 1972 and (circa 1980). (3)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 1:50000 1983
2 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 1:10000 1972
3 The north east 63-4 vol.4 by K Hoole

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Record last edited

Mar 30 2020 1:30PM


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