* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dodworth from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The present Dodworth station was opened on the site of the original, built by South Yorkshire Railway and opened on 1 July 1854, adjacent to the level crossing which, took the main Manchester road through the village. The crossing and the access to the local colliery was controlled from a signal box, of M.S. & L.R. hipped-roof design, set by the crossing and which was demolished by a derailment on 24 January 1955. The rebuilt box was a brick built, flat roofed affair.
Part of the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive's plan for the line was to reopen the stations at Silkstone (actually at Silkstone Common) and Dodworth. Dodworth was re-opened as a single platform station, with car parking facilities from the commencement of the new timetable in May 1989. The station opened on 15 May 1989.