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Bridlington Hotel and Guesthouse Association

Bridlington Station Buffet

East Yorkshire Motor Services

Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce

Palm Group printers

PD Ports of Hull

The Railway Public House, Cottingham


Campaign for Better Transport

Community Rail Humber

Poppleton Railway Nursery


RCTS - Hull branch

Trimley Station Coummunity Trust

Local Authorities

Beverley Town Council

Bridlington Town Council

Cottingham Parish Council

Kingston upon Hull City Council

Market Weighton Town Council

Pocklington Town Council

Withernsea Parish Council

Sigglesthorne  Parish Council

Rudston Parish Council

Kirkburn Parish Council

Foston-on-the-Wolds Parish Council

Carnaby Parish Council

Skipsea Parish Council

Molescroft  Parish Council

North Frodingham Parish Council

Willerby Parish Council

Brandsburton Parish Council

Southcave  Parish Council


Rev Jeremy Fisher (former Vicar of Beverley Minster)

Rt Rev Richard Frith (Bishop of Hull)

Rt Rev Terence Drainey (RC Bishop of Middlesbrough)


Rachael Maskell MP (City of York)

Alan Johnson MP (Hull West and Hessle)

Diane Johnson MP (Hull North)

Sir Greg Knight MP (East Yorkshire)

Ann Mcintosh MP (Malton and Thirsk)

Graham Stuart MP (Beverley and Holderness)

Julian Sturdy MP (York Outer)

Karl Turner MP (Hull East)


Timothy Kirkhope (MEP Yorkshire and Humber)

Linda McAvan (MEP Yorkshire and Humber)


Lord Adonis

Lord Haskins

Lord Mandelson

Lord Prescott 


Adam Hart-Davis

Other Campaigns

CPRE (East Riding)





Events (see Events tab for full details)

Stamford Bridge

April 2014 - the announcement of the ERYC local plan has meant the station site is going to be developed. The MRC is objecting to the plan which significnatly damages our efforts to get the line re-opened and re-built.

JULY 8TH 2013 - over 200 signatures collected in favour of the railway including many younger people who clearly saw the benefit a railway station would bring to the village in coming years. A credit to their parents and the village.


The station will be located on the A166 near the edge of the village. The first sketch is what we think the general station area will look like and how the facilities might be laid out. This sketch is based on the station being located adjacent to the A166 (see also issues below).

 stamford bridge map

The second map (from the 2005 Carl Bro report) shows the alignments around Stamford Bridge in blue. 

stam bridge 


  • Removal of some through road traffic from the A166
  • Quicker journey times to York City centre - 14 minutes
  • Quicker journey times to Hull - 50 minutes
  • A choice between road and rail transport for the first time since 1965
  • Promoting an environmentally friendly mode of transport.
  • Promoting social inclusion, by providing accessibility to facilities for those without other modes available 


November 2011 - public meeting held at Stamford Bridge Cricket Club

February 2012 - David Wells of MiRC met with three members of Parish Council to discuss plans.

March 2012 - Full Stamford Bridge Parish Council to meet to discuss supporting MiRC.

April 2012 - MiRC write to parish clerk about news of decision. Decsion published in Link magazine - Parish Council finally send this text to MIRC on 14th April.

“Councillor Flynn reported that he and Councillors Butterfield and Ingham had met with David Wells of the Minsters Rail Campaign. It was agreed that the Council could not formally sign up to supporting the Campaign until a further feasibility study was undertaken to ascertain whether or not the project was still realistically viable.”

The MiRC have written to the council asking for a full explanation of the decision. In summary we think the Parish Council do not support us but have decided it is better to take this non commital postion for the time being.

May 2012 - further reply from parish clerk still remainng largely non commital.

July 8th 2012 - MRC attended Stamford Bridge Fayre and sponsored children's entertainer Professor Fiddlesticks (campaign member John Cossham). Over 200 people signed the Minsters Railway camapign petition including a number of young people who clearly saw the benefits a railway station would bring to the village.


At the public meeting held in the village in 2011 (see news column)  a number of issues were raised by the residents for further consideration by the campaign. These include:

  • Location of station
  • Access to station
  • Future of bus links

Why not let us have your views? Visit our guestbook page and have your say.


Stamford Bridge is a village of over 3,400 people located seven miles east of York. Originally settled by the Romans, it is most famous for the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, which heralded the end of the Viking age in England. The River Derwent divides the village and has flooded the village on a number of occasions. Significant flood prevention work has taken place in the past few years. The bridge dates from 1727, and is a grade 2 listed structure,which is heavily used by traffic on the A166 road.





Minsters Rail Campaign secretary David Pennie has had a letter published in Rail magazine re-inforcing the argument that the Minsters line would act as a second route into Hull should the Humber shoreline route not be available due to flooding.


We are hoping to feature on BBC television on the programme "Inside Out" when MRC member James Wilson will commute into York showing the difficulties he faces.


The cost of postage has meant that reuctanty the MRC has had to increase annual membership to £10. Life membership remains at £50.

Two year mebership is available for £17.50

yU can download a Membership Form here


Once the election is over the MRC plan to hold public meetings at Beverley, Pocklington and Market Weighton to  rise our profile.


Development has started on the site of  our proposed Pocklington station. Short sighted and a step back for the campaign.