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Brockholes railway station

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Brockholes
National Rail
Brockholes, Huddersfield Rail Station.jpg
LocationBrockholes, Kirklees
England
Coordinates53°35′49″N 1°46′11″W / 53.5970°N 1.7698°W / 53.5970; -1.7698
Grid referenceSE153111
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeBHS
Fare zone5
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened1 July 1850[1]
Passengers
2015/16Increase 61,974
2016/17Decrease 60,082
2017/18Decrease 57,928
2018/19Decrease 56,236
2019/20Decrease 50,848
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Brockholes railway station serves the village of Brockholes, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. It lies 4.25 miles (7 km) away from Huddersfield on the Penistone Line operated by Northern Trains.

Trains passing between Brockholes and Shepley pass through a 1-mile (1.6 km) tunnel under Thurstonland.

Opened in July 1850 by the Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway (a satellite company of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway), the station was formerly the junction for the Holmfirth Branch Line, which opened on the same day as the main line but closed to passenger trains on 2 November 1959 and to goods traffic in May 1965. Goods traffic ceased to be handled at Brockholes in October 1964, with the station becoming an unstaffed halt in August 1966.[2]

The southbound platform went out of use when the Stocksmoor to Huddersfield section was singled in 1989. Only the northern end of the former Huddersfield-bound platform (which has been raised to modern standard height) is now used for rail services; the other end is disused and fenced off. The main buildings on the southbound side have been restored and converted into a private house, complete with heritage signage.[2]

Facilities

The station is unstaffed and has a basic shelter on its single active platform. A ticket machine was added in 2018, so tickets are now available to be bought at the station as well as on the train. Tickets can be bought in advance and collected from the station's machine. Timetable poster and a digital information screen are provided to offer train running information. Step-free access is via a ramp from the main entrance.[3]

Services

On Mondays to Saturdays, trains operate every hour in each direction, to Huddersfield and Sheffield via Barnsley.[4] The same frequency applies on Sundays also, but starting later in the morning.

Preceding station  
National Rail
National Rail
  Following station
Northern Trains
Penistone Line
Disused railways
TerminusL&YR

References

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2.
  2. ^ a b Disused Stations - Brockholes Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  3. ^ Brockholes station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  4. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, December 2019

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External links

Media related to Brockholes railway station at Wikimedia Commons


This page was last edited on 2 December 2020, at 18:17
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