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Baildon railway station

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National Rail
Baildon station.jpg
The view from the platform
LocationBaildon, City of Bradford
Coordinates53°51′00″N 1°45′14″W / 53.850°N 1.754°W / 53.850; -1.754
Grid referenceSE162393
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityWest Yorkshire Metro
Other information
Station codeBLD
Fare zone3
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
4 December 1876Opened
5 January 1953Closed
28 January 1957Reopened
29 April 1957Closed
5 January 1973Reopened
2014/15Increase 0.251 million
2015/16Increase 0.277 million
2016/17Increase 0.290 million
2017/18Decrease 0.286 million
2018/19Increase 0.297 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
View towards Shipley and Bradford in 1961
View towards Shipley and Bradford in 1961

Baildon railway station serves the town of Baildon near Shipley in West Yorkshire, England. The station reopened under British Rail on 5 January 1973, by the Chairman of Baildon Council - Arnold Lightowler, having been closed for exactly 20 years, and is 4 miles (6 km) north of Bradford Forster Square on the Wharfedale Line. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern Trains.


Opened by the Midland Railway in December 1876,[1] the station became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923, and then passed to the North Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Transport Commission as an economy measure in January 1953 (though it briefly reopened for 3 months in 1957). Goods traffic at the station ceased in April 1964.[2]


During Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service to Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley. During Monday to Saturday evenings and all day Sunday, it is hourly in each direction.[3]

Unlike other stations on the Wharfedale and Airedale lines, Baildon has no direct service to Leeds owing to its position on the curve between the two lines. Passengers must instead change at Shipley or Guiseley (Shipley having more services) to access Leeds.

The site today

The line has been reduced to single track, so there is only one platform, and the station building has been sold. The second platform is disused and covered in weeds.

The station is unstaffed, but a ticket machine is now available. Tickets must be purchased from the machine or on the train with a Promise To Pay Notice from the same machine. A long-line PA system and digital display screens provide train running information. Step-free access is provided from the car park and main entrance to the platform.[4]


  1. ^ "Bradford Timeline 1875-99" Retrieved 3 June 2016
  2. ^ "The SLS/MLS 'West Riding Rail Tour"Manchester Locomotive Society; Retrieved 3 June 2016
  3. ^ Table 38 National Rail timetable, December 2019
  4. ^ Baildon station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 5 December 2016


  • Railways Through Airedale & Wharfedale Martin Bairstow (2004) ISBN 1-871944-28-7
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

External links

Preceding station  
National Rail
National Rail
  Following station
Northern Trains
Disused railways
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Wharfedale Line
Line open, station closed

This page was last edited on 15 November 2020, at 12:00
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