Adwick railway station

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Adwick National Rail
Adwick
Old Adwick Station in early 2004
Location
Place Adwick-le-Street
Local authority Doncaster
Coordinates 53°34′19″N 1°10′47″W / 53.5719°N 1.1797°W / 53.5719; -1.1797Coordinates: 53°34′19″N 1°10′47″W / 53.5719°N 1.1797°W / 53.5719; -1.1797
Grid reference SE544086
Operations
Station code AWK
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.176 million
2005/06 Increase 0.176 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.157 million
2007/08 Increase 0.161 million
2008/09 Increase 0.254 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.245 million
2010/11 Increase 0.248 million
2011/12 Increase 0.258 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.248 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE South Yorkshire
Zone Doncaster
History
March 1866 Station opens as Adwick
1867 Station renamed Adwick-le-Street and Carcroft
1 May 1880 Station renamed Carcroft and Adwick-le-Street
6 November 1967 Station closes
11 October 1993 New station opens as Adwick on new site
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Adwick from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Adwick railway station serves the communities of Adwick-le-Street and Carcroft, in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Located on the line linking Leeds to Doncaster via Wakefield, immediately south-east of the point where it passes beneath Church Lane, the present station is the second to serve Adwick: the first, the main building of which still stands, lay on the other side of the present road bridge.

History[edit]

Opened in March 1866 as an intermediate stop on the West Riding and Grimsby Railway's main line from Wakefield Westgate to Doncaster, the station was at first called "Adwick-le-Street and Carcroft"; the name was changed in 1880 to "Carcroft and Adwick-le-Street".

The station's main building, which still stands today – though no longer part of the present station – comprised a booking office, waiting room, and station master's house. Situated on the Doncaster-bound (up) platform, it was constructed of rock-faced stone, with hipped roofs and a spire which was part of the living quarters. The Leeds-bound (down) platform was served by a small wooden, enclosed waiting shelter. This station was closed for goods traffic in June 1965 and for passengers in 1967.

Adwick was reopened, with new platforms to the south-east of the original station site, by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive in 1993.

Services[edit]

Within reach of the A1 Junctions 37 and 38 and just off the A638, Adwick station provides a park and ride for Doncaster and a commuting station for Wakefield and Leeds. The station has ample free parking and an on-site ticket office.

Northern Rail run rail services to Doncaster twice-hourly and to Leeds and Sheffield every hour. Trains continue beyond Sheffield to Lincoln Central. Trains to and from Sheffield terminate here, with the DMU operating them running empty to nearby Skellow Junction to reverse. The Sheffield service runs only Monday to Saturday daytime—evenings (hourly) and on Sundays (two-hourly) the station is served only by the Doncaster to Leeds stopping trains.

Unlike Bentley railway station, Adwick possesses a footbridge and a road bridge allowing traffic and pedestrians to pass unhindered from parking to platform 2. People living in the northern end of Bentley have been known to use Adwick instead of their own station due to the better accessibility[citation needed].

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Mondays-Saturdays only
Terminus
Northern Rail

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing. ISBN 0-906899-99-0. 

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