Brockholes railway station

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Brockholes National Rail
Brockholes
Location
Place Brockholes
Local authority Kirklees
Coordinates 53°35′49″N 1°46′11″W / 53.5970°N 1.7698°W / 53.5970; -1.7698Coordinates: 53°35′49″N 1°46′11″W / 53.5970°N 1.7698°W / 53.5970; -1.7698
Grid reference SE153111
Operations
Station code BHS
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  31,896
2005/06 Increase 32,943
2006/07 Increase 34,493
2007/08 Increase 37,414
2008/09 Increase 51,028
2009/10 Decrease 49,622
2010/11 Increase 54,018
2011/12 Increase 54,136
2012/13 Decrease 49,460
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1850[1] (1 July 1850[1])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brockholes from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Brockholes railway station serves the village of Brockholes, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. It lies 4.25 miles (7 km) away from Huddersfield on the Penistone Line operated by Northern Rail.

Trains passing between Brockholes and Shepley pass through a 1-mile (1.6 km) tunnel under Thurstonland.

Opened in July 1850 by the Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway (a satellite company of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway), the station was formerly the junction for the Holmfirth Branch Line, which opened on the same day as the main line but closed to passenger trains on 2 November 1959 and to goods traffic in May 1965. Only the former northbound platform is now used, the other (on which the now privately owned main buildings still stand) having gone out of use when the Stocksmoor to Huddersfield section was singled in 1989.

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, trains operate every hour in each direction, to Huddersfield and Sheffield. Trains operate every two hours each way on Sundays.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Disused railways
Terminus L&YR


References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2. 

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External links[edit]

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