Situated at a
listed building, its roof was saved from demolition in the 1990’s. The station is a gem, a time capsule dating back
to Georgian times! Retaining so many original features. Though Filey railway station has been unstaffed for many years
it is covered by 24 hour CCTV and benefits from a 24 hour private hire taxi firm on the premises, for onward journeys
(Radio Cars 01723 515515)
On the station is Buffers Café. The
railway authorities have allowed the community to take on several rooms, the station is now becoming an important ‘gateway’
to the seaside town.
is ample free car parking for station users. Better still why not arrive by train! or build it into your day out? The station
is served by direct trains to Scarborough, Bempton, Bridlington, Beverley, Hull, Goole, Doncaster, Meadowhall and Sheffield.
The station toilets and waiting room have been repainted by local volunteers.
The café décor is in keeping with the ambiance of a grand old building!
Both the café and taxi offices have flower tubs to brighten up your visit.
Following the severe floods last summer, that hit Filey the Community Café reopened
in time for Half Term. The first day, Saturday 20th October 2007, saw the volunteers serving complimentary
drinks to passengers waiting for replacement buses, which were being run instead of the normal trains due to sections of new
railway track being put down as part of investment in the rural railway line. This provided a community service and along
with clean toilets and travel information on hand at the unstaffed station, made journeys easier for locals and visitors alike.
As well as being based at Filey Railway Station, being a local firm, with friendly staff the taxi
office also sell local Free Range Eggs at £1.25 a dozen, and their own honey , (borrage or field & forest) £2.75
Ideal to purchase just before you get on the train!
Full details of Filey Railway station are on the
National Rail website
The local train service is operated by Northern Rail the details of your local trains are available on the link
The link below is helpful to see how trains are running
www.livedepartureboards.co.uk/ldb/station.aspx?T=FILFacilities near the station
Outside the station is 'The Brigg Complex'
a converted former cinema. Handy shops for train users include:
Carline's Bakery 01723
512115 (14 Station Avenue)
A family bakery, offering a range of home made breads. They have mouth watering hot
and cold sandwiches and great fresh cream cakes!
Sight & Sound Newsagents 01723 513843
(4 Station Avenue)
Like Post Offices, The Corner Shop and the 'local' pub a Traditional Newsagent is an
endangered species. Sight and Sound offer what newsagents are best for newspaper, a wide range of magazines and confectionary.
Touring the Yorkshire Wolds Coast?
If you are aiming to explore the area
particularly on foot or by bike, a useful site is run by the North Yorkshire Cycle Touring Club, listing local cafes, as well
as cycle shops and eventswww.amkirby.co.ukLocal Pubs:
Bonhommes, located 8 minutes from the station
on Royal Crecent Court (01723 514054) serve usually 5 real ales. They held their first Beer Festival over the Easter Bank
Holiday Weekend 2008 and are in the Good Beer Guide. Scarborough CAMERA awarded them Rural Pub of the Year Runner up
Children and dogs are welcome
Quiz every Tuesday at 9pm, Saturday at 3.30pm and Sunday at 9pm
The Lighthouse Cafe 44 Belle Vue Street Filey. A traditional tea room and coffee
2008 Access for All Funding at Filey Railway Station
Railway station has just been awarded £7,900 by the Government (under the access for all funding) to a project
costing £15,800 submitted by North Yorkshire County Council
Information below kindly supplied via a Freedom
of Information Act request to the Railways for All Team at the Department for Transport. (this information may be of
particular interest to elderly and disabled passengers intending on using the railway station.)
The project will
'improvements to accessibility to comply with Code of Practice requirements, specifically:
Mark out parking bays to the station car park and provide appropriate signage to indicate its use. Include for the provision
of 1 disabled parking bay complete with signage as defined in Strategic Railways Authority technical notes 18, 19, 20, 22
and B3.2 parking.
Provide additional seating on both platforms of varying heights and support as defined in the
Strategic Rail Authority Code of Practice.
Apply bands of contrasting nosing to each step on the access to platform
2. Provide tactile warnings to the top and bottom of the flights of steps.
Provide new handrails to entire bridge
structure as defined in B5.2 Changing Level. Handrails should be mounted between 900mm and 1000mm of the pitch line of the
stairway and have a circular profile between 40-45mm as defined in the Strategic Rail Authority Technical note 105.
Project Cost £15,800
Total Access for All funding £7,900