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Ben Rhydding railway station

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Ben Rhydding National Rail
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Platform 2
Location
PlaceIlkley
Local authorityCity of Bradford
Coordinates53°55′33″N 1°47′50″W / 53.9257°N 1.7973°W / 53.9257; -1.7973
Grid referenceSE134477
Operations
Station codeBEY
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.198 million
2014/15Increase 0.210 million
2015/16Increase 0.221 million
2016/17Increase 0.230 million
2017/18Decrease 0.219 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire Metro
Zone4
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ben Rhydding from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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UK Railways portal
The station in 1961
The station in 1961

Ben Rhydding railway station is a railway station in Ben Rhydding, situated a mile to the east of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England. On the Wharfedale Line between Ilkley and Leeds/Bradford Forster Square, it is served by Class 333 electric trains run by Northern, who also manage the station.

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Transcription

Contents

Services

During Monday to Saturday daytimes services run to/from Leeds and Bradford twice per hour, and there are four services every hour to Ilkley. During Monday to Saturday evenings and all day on Sundays, services are hourly to/from both Leeds and Bradford Forster Square (service to/from the latter was doubled on Sundays from two-hourly at the December 2017 timetable change), with two departures per hour to Ilkley.[1] The station has a small car park, but no other amenities.

History

Ben Rhydding station, built as part of the Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway, was opened to passenger traffic on 1 July 1866, eleven months after the opening of the railway. In April 1865 the North Eastern Railway Board had "ordered that a small wooden station consisting of booking office, waiting room and retiring room for ladies be provided as a temporary accommodation at Ben Rhydding." Six years later, in May 1871, the Joint Committee reached an agreement with the proprietor of the Ben Rhydding Hydro, that a more permanent station structure should be built at the expense of the Hydro, with a ground rent of a penny per annum, so long as the structures met the approval of the railway engineer, a Mr. Crossley. The Hydro's arrangements with the company lasted until 1885, when the structures - a stone built station house on the south (down) platform and a wooden structure on the north (up) platform - were sold to the railway company for £240. Clients of the hydro were met by the hydro's horse-bus, and later by motor-bus, up until some time after the first world war. The station was opened to goods traffic in 1888, and trailing access sidings were provided on the down side for this purpose. A new signal box was opened in 1901, situated at the Ilkley end of the northern platform. The signal box closed in December 1965. Goods traffic ceased on 5 July 1965, and the sidings later removed. Station staff were withdrawn on 7 October 1968, when 'pay-trains' were introduced.[2] The stone station building has subsequently been demolished, and shelter on both platforms is restricted to simple bus-stop type covered areas.

References

  1. ^ Table 38 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  2. ^ The Railways of Wharfedale, Peter E. Baughan (1969) David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd
  • Railways Through Airedale & Wharfedale, Martin Bairstow (2004) ISBN 1-871944-28-7

External links

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