Deighton railway station

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Deighton National Rail
Deighton
Platform 2
Location
Place Deighton
Local authority Kirklees
Coordinates 53°40′06″N 1°45′09″W / 53.668340°N 1.752400°W / 53.668340; -1.752400Coordinates: 53°40′06″N 1°45′09″W / 53.668340°N 1.752400°W / 53.668340; -1.752400
Grid reference SE164191
Operations
Station code DHN
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  25,636
2005/06 Increase 32,333
2006/07 Increase 33,023
2007/08 Decrease 32,253
2008/09 Increase 44,116
2009/10 Increase 48,104
2010/11 Increase 52,768
2011/12 Increase 54,174
2012/13 Increase 93,022
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 4
History
Original company London and North Western Railway (branch station)
British Rail (main line station)
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
30 August 1871 Station opened on branch
28 July 1930 Station closed
26 April 1982 Station opened on main line
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Deighton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Deighton railway station serves the Deighton area of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.

Deighton station is the first station 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Huddersfield railway station on the Huddersfield Line towards Leeds.

History[edit]

There have been two stations at Deighton, on different routes.

The first station, on the branch line to Kirkburton, opened on 30 August 1871,[1] the branch having opened in 1867.[2] This station was situated on the north-east side of Whitacre Street.[2] It closed on 28 July 1930.[1]

The present station was opened on 26 April 1982[1] by Metro (the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive). It is to the south-west of Whitacre Street and close to the site of the former Kirkburton branch junction.[2]

Services[edit]

Local trains on the Huddersfield Line operated by Northern Rail from Huddersfield stop at Deighton going towards Leeds and Wakefield Westgate. Both services operate hourly Monday to Fridays, with a half-hourly service to Leeds in rush hours and Saturdays.

There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays: westbound trains used to continue through to Marsden prior to the December 2008 timetable change but now terminate at Huddersfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 77. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ a b c Stopford, Andrew. "Kirkburton Branch". Lost Railways West Yorkshire.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Disused railways
Huddersfield   London and North Western Railway
Kirkburton Branch
  Kirkheaton