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Marsden railway station

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National Rail
Marsden railway station, general view, Oct 2015.JPG
The view from the road bridge
LocationMarsden, Kirklees
Coordinates53°36′12″N 1°55′51″W / 53.603230°N 1.930700°W / 53.603230; -1.930700
Grid referenceSE046118
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Other information
Station codeMSN
Fare zone5
ClassificationDfT category F1
Opened1 August 1849
2014/15Decrease 0.169 million
2015/16Increase 0.181 million
2016/17Decrease 0.180 million
2017/18Decrease 0.157 million
2018/19Steady 0.157 million
2019/20Increase 0.174 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Marsden railway station serves the village of Marsden near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The station is on the Huddersfield Line, operated by Northern and is about 7 miles (11 km) west of Huddersfield station. It was opened in 1849 by the London & North Western Railway and is the last station before the West Yorkshire boundary with Greater Manchester.


The station has three platforms which have each their own entrance and exit. Platforms 1 and 2 (which was once an island platform) are accessed by separate flights of stairs from the road over bridge which crosses the line to the west of the station. Platform 3 is accessed from the same road by a bridge across the nearby canal. Only platform 3 (which was built on the former Up Goods Loop in the mid-1980s by British Rail) has step-free access to the street.[1] Other than simple shelters on the platforms, there are no station buildings and the station is unmanned. Train running information can be obtained via digital information screens, timetable posters and telephone.

The station did have two additional platforms up until the mid-1960s (the current platform 2 having an outer face, with the fourth side platform standing where platform 3 is now) when the line was quadruple all the way from Huddersfield to Diggle Junction, but these were decommissioned when the main line was reduced to two tracks in 1966. The station avoided closure in the wake of the 1968 cutbacks that claimed many others on this section of route, but for some years acted as the terminus for local stopping trains from the Leeds direction[2] (hence the provision of signalling that allows trains to start back east from platforms 2 & 3) and had no regular service towards Stalybridge and Manchester.

The station is situated about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the east of the entrance to the Standedge rail and canal tunnels. The tunnel entrance, with its exhibition and boat trips, can easily be reached by walking along the towpath of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, which runs adjacent to the station. The station's former goods yard is now the headquarters of the National Trust's Marsden Moor Estate, and the goods shed contains a public exhibition, Welcome to Marsden, which gives an overview of the area and its transport history.[3]

There was formerly another area of sidings situated to the south of the railway and canal, to the west of the station, which was originally built to accommodate the heavy traffic generated during the building of the reservoirs in the nearby Wessenden Valley. The steeply graded Huddersfield Corporation Waterworks Railway connected these sidings to the reservoir works. The area is now a heavily wooded country park, but an abutment of the long demolished bridge by which the waterworks railway crossed the River Colne can still be found amongst the vegetation.[4]


From Monday to Sunday, Marsden is served by an hourly stopping TransPennine Express service between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield. All other TransPennine Express services pass through at high speed and do not stop. There is an hourly service between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly on Sundays only.[5]

Preceding station  
National Rail
National Rail
  Following station
Greenfield   TransPennine Express
North TransPennine
Manchester - Huddersfield
  TransPennine Express
South TransPennine
Manchester - Sheffield

Sundays only

  Historical railways  
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Huddersfield Line
Line and station open



  1. ^ Marsden station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 28 November 2016
  2. ^ Body, G. (1988), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 2, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 1-85260-072-1, p111
  3. ^ "Marsden Moor - What to see and do". National Trust. Archived from the original on 22 July 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2006.
  4. ^ Bowtell, Harold D (September 1979). Reservoir Railways of the Yorkshire Pennines. The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-242-0.
  5. ^ Table 39 National Rail timetable, December 2018

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