Bentley (South Yorkshire) railway station
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|Bentley (South Yorkshire)|
Bentley Station in early 2005
|Local authority||Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||British Rail|
|27 April 1992||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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. 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 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.
The station is unstaffed and has no ticketing provision - all tickets must be purchased prior to travel or on the train. There are waiting shelters, digital CIS displays and timetable poster boards on both platforms; train running information is also available by telephone. Step-free access is available to both platforms via the level crossing.
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.
Sundays see a two-hourly service each way to Doncaster & Leeds.
- Branch Line News No. 682, 16 May 1992.
- Bentley (South Yorks) station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- GB eNRT 2016-17 Edition, Tables 29 & 31 (Network Rail)
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