Dodworth railway station

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Dodworth
Dodworth railway station in 2006
Location
Place Dodworth
Local authority Barnsley
Coordinates 53°32′39″N 1°31′55″W / 53.544160°N 1.531950°W / 53.544160; -1.531950Coordinates: 53°32′39″N 1°31′55″W / 53.544160°N 1.531950°W / 53.544160; -1.531950
Grid reference SE311053
Operations
Station code DOD
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  20,752
2005/06 Increase 25,633
2006/07 Decrease 24,575
2007/08 Increase 26,219
2008/09 Increase 31,292
2009/10 Decrease 30,182
2010/11 Increase 30,840
2011/12 Increase 33,556
2012/13 Increase 35,332
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
Zone Barnsley
History
Key dates Opened May 1989 (May 1989)
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* 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.
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Dodworth railway station serves the village of Dodworth, in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. The station is 4.25 miles (6.84 km) west of Barnsley on the Penistone Line between Huddersfield and Sheffield.

Originally its immediate next stations were at Silkstone and Summer Lane. Summer Lane was not re-opened and nowadays the next station eastwards is Barnsley.

History[edit]

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.

The station was rebuilt by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in the last quarter of the 19th century in their "Double Pavilion" style. This station was closed on 29 June 1959.

New station[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, trains operate hourly towards Huddersfield and Sheffield and two-hourly on Sundays.

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