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Menston railway station

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National Rail
Menston station p1.jpg
Platform 1
LocationMenston, City of Bradford
Coordinates53°53′32″N 1°44′08″W / 53.89234°N 1.73555°W / 53.89234; -1.73555
Grid referenceSE174440
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Other information
Station codeMNN
Fare zone3
ClassificationDfT category E
2014/15Increase 0.627 million
2015/16Increase 0.636 million
2016/17Increase 0.667 million
2017/18Decrease 0.646 million
2018/19Decrease 0.643 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Menston railway station is a railway station in Menston, in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. On the Wharfedale Line between Ilkley and Leeds/Bradford Forster Square, it is served by Class 331 and 333 electric trains run by Northern Trains, who also manage the station.

It was opened in August 1865 by the Midland Railway on their line from Apperley Junction to Burley-in-Wharfedale, from where trains could travel to either Ilkley or Otley via the Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway. The route to Otley was closed in 1965, but the Ilkley line (though also listed for closure in the 1963 Beeching Report) avoided a similar fate, being finally reprieved in 1972.[1] Electric services at the station commenced in 1994.

Between 1883 and 1951, High Royds Hospital, which stood to the west of the line, was served by a half mile long private siding from just south of Menston station.

Menston station was redeveloped in 2000 as part of the general improvements to the Wharfedale Line by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. The disused station building was brought back into use and a new ticket office was opened. The station now includes ticket machines where passengers can buys tickets and view services from Menston. Its current opening times are 06:15–18:00 Mon–Sat and 09:15–17:00 Sunday. A bus interchange was developed and the 967 bus service connects with trains at the station, and connects to Otley and Leeds Bradford Airport.


Menston station
Menston station

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 weekday evenings and all day Sundays, services are hourly to/from both Leeds and Bradford Forster Square and twice-hourly to Ilkley.[2]

There is a bus stop in the car park and this is used by The Keighley Bus Company services 62 (Keighley to Leeds Bradford Airport via Ilkley and Otley) and 962 (Ilkley to Otley via Burley In Wharfedale) and by some journeys on First Leeds service 33A (Leeds to Otley via Yeadon and Guiseley).


  1. ^ "Otley & Ilkley Joint Railway (MR/NER)"John Speller's Web Pages; Retrieved 3 June 2016
  2. ^ Table 38 National Rail timetable, May 2018


  • Railways Through Airedale & Wharfedale Martin Bairstow (2004) ISBN 1-871944-28-7

External links

Platform 2.
Platform 2.
Preceding station  
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This page was last edited on 10 November 2020, at 17:06
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