Batley railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|PTE||West Yorkshire (Metro)|
|Key dates||Opened 1848|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Batley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station is 8 miles (13 km) to the south west of Leeds. Trains from Batley go towards either Leeds northbound or Huddersfield/Hebden Bridge southbound on the Huddersfield Line operated by Northern Rail.
Mondays to Saturdays in the daytime, there is typically a half-hourly service from Batley to Leeds and to Dewsbury. The latter continues to either Huddersfield or Manchester Victoria via Brighouse and Todmorden. Additional services run during peak times.
Evenings, there is an hourly service northbound to Leeds and southbound to Huddersfield. Sundays, there is a two-hourly service in each direction.
The station was at one time rather larger than it is today, as it was also served by the Great Northern Railway branch line from Bradford to Wakefield via Dewsbury Central from August 1864 to 7 September 1964, when it fell victim to the Beeching Axe. It was also the junction for branch lines to Birstall (opened in 1852 and closed to passengers as a wartime economy measure in 1917) and Tingley (closed in 1951).
Few traces of any of these routes remain today, but the abutments of the former bridge that took the Bradford line across the line from Leeds near Batley signal box (east of the station) can still be seen.
- Railway Ramblers - Kirklees Accessed 2008-11-04
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