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Deighton railway station

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Deighton
National Rail
Deighton railway station 2018.jpg
Deighton in 2018
LocationDeighton, Kirklees
England
Coordinates53°40′06″N 1°45′09″W / 53.668340°N 1.752400°W / 53.668340; -1.752400
Grid referenceSE164191
Managed byNorthern
Transit authorityWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeDHN
Fare zone4
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway (branch station)
British Rail (main line station)
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
30 August 1871Station opened on branch
28 July 1930Station closed
26 April 1982Station opened on main line
Passengers
2014/15Decrease 93,846
2015/16Increase 95,648
2016/17Decrease 95,070
2017/18Decrease 88,694
2018/19Decrease 79,646
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Deighton railway station serves the Deighton area of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.

Deighton station is the first station 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Huddersfield railway station on the Huddersfield Line towards Leeds.

History

There have been two stations at Deighton, on different routes.

The first station, on the branch line to Kirkburton, opened on 30 August 1871,[1] the branch having opened in 1867.[2] This station was situated on the north-east side of Whitacre Street.[2] It closed on 28 July 1930.[1]

The present station was opened on 26 April 1982[1] by Metro (the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive). It is to the south-west of Whitacre Street and close to the site of the former Kirkburton branch junction.[2]

Facilities

The station is unstaffed but has ticket machines, Tickets must be purchased before boarding the train to benefit from any fare discounts. There are waiting shelters on both platforms, but no other permanent buildings. Train running information is offered via automated announcements, digital information screens and timetable posters. Both platforms have step-free access via ramps from the nearby road.[3] Both platforms will be extended by Network Rail by December 2018 to accommodate longer trains in the future, as part of the Great North Rail Project (along with a number of others in the area).[4]

Services

Local trains on the Huddersfield Line operated by Northern from Huddersfield going towards Wakefield Kirkgate stop at Deighton. There is also an hourly TransPennine Express stopping service between Leeds and Huddersfield (connections are available there for stations further west). All other TransPennine and Northern services go through the station at high speed.[5]

The hourly TransPennine Express service also runs on Sunday, though the Northern trains between Huddersfield and Wakefield do not.

References

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 77. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ a b c Stopford, Andrew. "Kirkburton Branch". Lost Railways West Yorkshire.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  3. ^ Deighton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  4. ^ North of England Platform Extension Programme Network Rail press release; Retrieved 18 November 2018
  5. ^ Table 39 National Rail timetable, December 2018 (Network Rail)

External links

Preceding station  
National Rail
National Rail
  Following station
Huddersfield   TransPennine Express
North TransPennine (Manchester - Leeds)
  Mirfield
  Northern
Huddersfield line
 


Disused railways
Huddersfield   London and North Western Railway
Kirkburton Branch
  Kirkheaton


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