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Market Weighton ( WEE-tən) is a town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is one of the main market towns in the East Yorkshire Wolds and lies midway between Hull and York, about 20 miles (32 km) from either one. According to the 2011 UK census, Market Weighton parish had a population of 6,429, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 5,212.
Market Weighton railway station was at the junction of the lines to Selby, Driffield, York and Beverley. The last train ran in 1965. The abandoned lines to Beverley, and to Selby are now used as public paths, as the Hudson Way and Bubwith Rail Trail respectively.
Bus service X46, provided by East Yorkshire Motor Services, links the town with Beverley, Hull, Pocklington and York.
The three-mile £5.1 million A1079 bypass opened in March 1991.
The Minsters Rail Campaign is campaigning to re-open the railway line between Beverley and York (with stops at Stamford Bridge, Pocklington and Market Weighton). The re-opened railway would skirt the edge of the town as the former alignment has since been developed.
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