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Sandal and Agbrigg railway station

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Sandal and Agbrigg
National Rail
Sandal Agbrigg station 2.jpg
View from Platform 2
LocationAgbrigg, City of Wakefield
Coordinates53°39′47″N 1°28′52″W / 53.663000°N 1.481000°W / 53.663000; -1.481000
Grid referenceSE343186
Transit authorityWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Other information
Station codeSNA
Fare zone3
ClassificationDfT category F1
Original companyWest Riding and Grimsby Joint Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
February 1866Original 'Sandal' station opened
4 November 1957Closed to passengers
30 November 1987Reopened as 'Sandal and Agbrigg'
2014/15Increase 0.275 million
2015/16Steady 0.275 million
2016/17Increase 0.281 million
2017/18Decrease 0.274 million
2018/19Decrease 0.260 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Sandal and Agbrigg railway station serves the Wakefield suburbs of Sandal and Agbrigg in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line and is operated by Northern.


The station was opened in February 1866 as 'Sandal' and was on the West Riding and Grimsby Joint Railway which linked Wakefield with Doncaster. Approximately 1.3 miles south east of Sandal railway station in the village of Walton on the North Midland Railway line was another station called Sandal and Walton. Just south of the station there was a spur which linked the WR&GR line with the NMR line which crossed over Oakenshaw Lane. In 1923, the line became part of the London and North Eastern Railway before being absorbed into British Rail after nationalisation.

It was closed to passengers on 4 November 1957,[1] but the route remained open.

The station was then reopened at the same site and renamed Sandal and Agbrigg on 30 November 1987 by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, one of several closed stations in the West Yorkshire area to be reopened during the mid/late eighties and early nineties (other examples included Frizinghall, Outwood & Steeton and Silsden).


The station has two wooden platforms with waiting shelters and digital CIS displays. It is unstaffed but has a self-service ticket machine, customer help points and automated announcements provide train running information. Step-free access on both sides is via ramps.[2]


On Mondays to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service to Wakefield Westgate and Leeds northbound and an hourly service to each of Doncaster and Sheffield southbound.[3]

On Sundays, there is a similar service frequency in operation (hourly to both Doncaster and Sheffield, two per hour to Wakefield and Leeds) but starting later in the day.


  1. ^ "List of West Yorkshire passenger stations". Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  2. ^ Sandal and Agbrigg station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 24 January 2017
  3. ^ GB eNRT December 2019 Edition, Table 31

External links

Preceding station  
National Rail
National Rail
  Following station
  Historical railways  
Hare Park & Crofton   Great Northern Railway
West Riding and Grimsby Railway
  Wakefield Westgate

This page was last edited on 10 November 2020, at 16:49
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