* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Slaithwaite from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The station is situated between the centre of the village and the "Hill Top" residential area. The station has two platforms with a car park and bus stop at the approach to Platform 2. The current station was opened on 13 December 1982 by Metro (the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive). The Huddersfield-bound platform is on the site of an earlier four platform station which closed on 7 October 1968. The current Stalybridge-bound platform is on the site of the old goods yard.