Bentley (South Yorkshire) railway station

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This article is about the station serving Bentley, South Yorkshire. For other stations of the same name, see Bentley railway station (disambiguation).
Bentley (South Yorkshire) National Rail
Bentley (South Yorkshire)
Bentley Station in early 2005
Location
Place Bentley
Local authority Doncaster
Coordinates 53°32′38″N 1°09′04″W / 53.5440°N 1.1510°W / 53.5440; -1.1510Coordinates: 53°32′38″N 1°09′04″W / 53.5440°N 1.1510°W / 53.5440; -1.1510
Grid reference SE563055
Operations
Station code BYK
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.114 million
2005/06 Increase 0.123 million
2006/07 Decrease 98,641
2007/08 Decrease 95,264
2008/09 Increase 0.160 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.154 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.153 million
2011/12 Increase 0.162 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.157 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
Zone Doncaster
History
Key dates Opened 27 April 1992[1] (27 April 1992[1])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bentley (South Yorkshire) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bentley railway station is a railway station that serves Bentley, South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line and is managed by Northern Rail, who also provide all the passenger trains serving it. It was opened in 1992 with financial assistance from the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. An earlier wooden halt, Bentley Crossing, built by the West Riding and Grimsby Railway, had previously existed at the same location but was long disused.

A common complaint is the lack of a footbridge between the two platforms. Passengers have to cross through the road barrier to get from one side to the other; therefore they may have to wait until trains have passed, and could miss their trains. The Wakefield line is busy with intercity East Coast services and freight services.

Bentley is a popular commuting station for Leeds and Wakefield. It has a large car park for the size of the station and as such would be a good station for Park and Ride to Doncaster. However possibly due to the footbridge issue, Adwick station is the dedicated park and ride station for Doncaster.

Services[edit]

There are two trains per hour in each direction from the station on weekdays, southbound to Doncaster and northbound to Adwick. One southbound service continues to Meadowhall and Sheffield (Mon - Sat daytimes only), whilst one per hour northbound runs to Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

Sundays see a two-hourly service each way to Doncaster & Leeds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Branch Line News No. 682, 16 May 1992.
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