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Fitzwilliam railway station

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National Rail
Fitzwilliam station.jpg
43112 passing through at speed
LocationFitzwilliam, City of Wakefield
Coordinates53°37′57″N 1°22′28″W / 53.6326°N 1.3745°W / 53.6326; -1.3745
Grid referenceSE414153
Managed byNorthern
Transit authorityWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Other information
Station codeFZW
Fare zone4
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
1 June 1937Original station opened as "Fitzwilliam Halt"
6 November 1967Original station closed[1]
1 March 1982New station opened[1]
2014/15Increase 0.279 million
2015/16Increase 0.293 million
2016/17Increase 0.302 million
2017/18Decrease 0.299 million
2018/19Decrease 0.282 million
 Interchange  925
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Fitzwilliam railway station is in the village of Fitzwilliam, West Yorkshire, England. It is also the closest station to the nearby town of Hemsworth.

The station is on the Wakefield Line operated by Northern. Trains run from Fitzwilliam to Leeds via Wakefield Westgate, Doncaster and Sheffield.

The current station was opened on 1 March 1982[1] as one of series of improvements to local rail services made by the West Yorkshire PTE (Passenger Transport Executive).[2] This replaced the LNER station several hundred metres to the north, which opened as "Fitzwilliam Halt" on 1 July 1937 but fell victim to the Beeching cuts within little more than 30 years, closing on 6 November 1967.[1][3] Unlike its modern incarnation, the original station consisted of a single island platform, accessed from the adjacent road bridge.[2] The line was electrified in 1988.


The station is unstaffed and has two wooden platforms, with waiting shelters on each side. There is a ticket machine in place to allow intending passengers to buy these prior to boarding or collect advance purchase tickets. A customer help point is located on platform 2 and running information is also provided by means of digital CIS displays, timetable posters and automated train announcements. Step-free access to both platforms is possible via ramps from the main road.[4]


On Monday to Saturdays, a half-hourly service operates towards Wakefield Westgate and Leeds and an hourly service operates both to Doncaster and to Sheffield.[5]

On Sundays, the same frequency operates as during the week (since the May 2019 timetable change), but starting later in the day.


  1. ^ a b c d "Eastern Openings". The Railway Magazine. Vol. 128 no. 6 (No. 974). Sutton: IPC Press. 1982. p. 281. ISSN 0033-8923.
  2. ^ a b Bairstow, Martin (1982). "Metro Train". The Railway Magazine. Vol. 128 no. 7 (No. 975). Sutton: IPC Press. p. 340–343. ISSN 0033-8923.
  3. ^ "Lost Railways West Yorkshire - Station Closures" Retrieved 27 April 2016
  4. ^ Fitzwilliam station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 24 January 2017
  5. ^ Table 31 National Rail timetable, December 2019

External links

Preceding station  
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  Following station
  Historical railways  
Hemsworth   Great Northern Railway
West Riding and Grimsby Railway

This page was last edited on 30 November 2020, at 06:09
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