Baildon railway station

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Baildon National Rail
Baildon station.jpg
The view from the platform
Location
Place Baildon
Local authority City of Bradford
Coordinates 53°51′00″N 1°45′14″W / 53.850°N 1.754°W / 53.850; -1.754Coordinates: 53°51′00″N 1°45′14″W / 53.850°N 1.754°W / 53.850; -1.754
Grid reference SE162393
Operations
Station code BLD
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.171 million
2005/06 Increase 0.180 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.171 million
2007/08 Increase 0.179 million
2008/09 Increase 0.231 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.214 million
2010/11 Increase 0.222 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.220 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.208 million
2013/14 Increase 0.216 million
2014/15 Increase 0.251 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 3
History
4 December 1876 Station opens
5 January 1953 Station closed
28 January 1957 Station reopened
29 April 1957 Station closed
5 January 1973 Station reopened
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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 Baildon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
View towards Shipley and Bradford in 1961

Baildon railway station serves the town of Baildon near Shipley in West Yorkshire, England. The station reopened under British Rail on 5 January 1973, by the Chairman of Baildon Council - Arnold Lightowler, having been closed for exactly 20 years, and is 4 miles (6 km) north of Bradford Forster Square on the Wharfedale Line. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern.

History[edit]

Opened by the Midland Railway in December 1876,[1] the station became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923, and then passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Transport Commission as an economy measure in January 1953 (though it briefly reopened for 3 months in 1957). Goods traffic at the station ceased in April 1964.[2]

Services[edit]

During Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service to Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley. During Monday to Saturday evenings it is hourly in each direction, and on Sundays it is two-hourly.[3]

Unlike other stations on the Wharfedale and Airedale lines, Baildon has no direct service to Leeds owing to its position on the curve between the two lines. Passengers must instead change at Shipley or Guiseley (Shipley having more services) to access Leeds.

The site today[edit]

The line has been reduced to single track, so there is only one platform, and the station building has been sold. The second platform is disused and covered in weeds.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bradford Timeline 1875-99"Retrieved 3 June 2016
  2. ^ "The SLS/MLS 'West Riding Rail Tour"Manchester Locomotive Society; Retrieved 3 June 2016
  3. ^ Table 38 National Rail timetable, May 2016

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Disused railways
Shipley
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Wharfedale Line
  Esholt
Line open, station closed