Cross Gates railway station

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Cross Gates National Rail
Cross Gates
Northern Rail Class 158 Stands on Platform 2 Working a York - Blackpool Service
Location
Place Cross Gates
Local authority City of Leeds
Coordinates 53°48′18″N 1°27′00″W / 53.805°N 1.450°W / 53.805; -1.450Coordinates: 53°48′18″N 1°27′00″W / 53.805°N 1.450°W / 53.805; -1.450
Grid reference SE363344
Operations
Station code CRG
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.239 million
2005/06 Increase 0.260 million
2006/07 Increase 0.282 million
2007/08 Increase 0.294 million
2008/09 Increase 0.402 million
2009/10 Increase 0.417 million
2010/11 Increase 0.480 million
2011/12 Increase 0.499 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.454 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 2
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cross Gates from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cross Gates railway station serves Cross Gates, an area in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the York and Selby Lines, operated by Northern Rail 4.25 miles (7 km) east of Leeds railway station.

In the past signwriters have been unsure as to the correct spelling of Cross Gates, with "Cross Gates" on the westbound platform and "Crossgates" on one sign on the eastbound platform. As of 2010, only the "Cross Gates" spelling is shown, and this is also the version used by National Rail Enquiries.[1]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytime there is a half-hourly service to Leeds with most services going beyond to Bradford Interchange and onwards to Blackpool North or Huddersfield. Evenings and Sundays, the service is hourly only. (Sundays to Blackpool North). Eastbound, there is an hourly service to York and Selby respectively Monday to Saturday at daytime. Evenings and Sundays, there is an hourly service to York.

In addition to these, First TransPennine Express also call here during the morning and evening peaks with 2 trains to Liverpool via Manchester, 1 train to Manchester Airport and 2 trains to Scarborough.

CrossCountry services between Scotland and Devon/Cornwall and the daily East Coast service from Leeds to Aberdeen rush through the station, but do not stop.

Former services[edit]

Until 1963, passenger services existed between Cross Gates and Wetherby railway station. The Cross Gates to Wetherby line was closed under the Beeching Axe. Alternative routes to Scarborough existed along this line as well as raceday specials to Wetherby racecourse. Services on this line ran to the following railway stations, Pendas Way, Scholes, Thorner, Bardsey, Collingham Bridge and Wetherby. Wetherby Racecourse also operated its own railway station, on the Harrogate to Church Fenton Line.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cross Gates (CRG)". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

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