Bentley (South Yorkshire) railway station

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This article is about the station serving Bentley, South Yorkshire. For other stations of the same name, see Bentley railway station (disambiguation).
Bentley (South Yorkshire) National Rail
Bentley Station 11-05-05.jpg
Bentley Station in early 2005
Location
Place Bentley
Local authority Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster
Coordinates 53°32′38″N 1°09′04″W / 53.5440°N 1.1510°W / 53.5440; -1.1510Coordinates: 53°32′38″N 1°09′04″W / 53.5440°N 1.1510°W / 53.5440; -1.1510
Grid reference SE563055
Operations
Station code BYK
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 0.153 million
2011/12 Increase 0.162 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.157 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.119 million
2014/15 Increase 0.131 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
Zone Doncaster
History
Original company British Rail
27 April 1992 (1992-04-27) Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
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 Bentley (South Yorkshire) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bentley railway station is a railway station that serves Bentley, South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line and is managed by Northern, who also provide all the passenger trains serving it. It was opened on 27 April 1992 by British Rail with financial assistance from the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.[1] An earlier wooden halt, Bentley Crossing, built by the West Riding and Grimsby Railway, had previously existed at the same location but was long disused.

A common complaint is the lack of a footbridge between the two platforms. Passengers have to cross through the road barrier to get from one side to the other; therefore they may have to wait until trains have passed, and could miss their trains. The Wakefield Line is busy with Virgin Trains East Coast services and freight services as well as the northern rail operations.

Bentley is a popular commuting station for Leeds and Wakefield. It has a large car park for the size of the station and as such is a good station for Park and Ride to Doncaster. However possibly due to the footbridge issue, Adwick station is the dedicated park and ride station for Doncaster.

Services[edit]

There are two trains per hour in each direction from the station on weekdays, southbound to Doncaster and northbound to Adwick. One southbound service continues to Meadowhall and Sheffield (Mon - Sat daytimes only), whilst one per hour northbound runs to Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.[2]

Sundays see a two-hourly service each way to Doncaster & Leeds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Branch Line News No. 682, 16 May 1992.
  2. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Tables 29 & 31 (Network Rail)
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