Bramley (West Yorkshire) railway station

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Bramley (West Yorkshire) National Rail
Bramley station.jpg
The view from platform 2
Location
Place Bramley
Local authority City of Leeds
Coordinates 53°48′20″N 1°38′17″W / 53.80558°N 1.63792°W / 53.80558; -1.63792Coordinates: 53°48′20″N 1°38′17″W / 53.80558°N 1.63792°W / 53.80558; -1.63792
Grid reference SE239344
Operations
Station code BLE
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*
2004/05  0.137 million
2005/06 Increase 0.154 million
2006/07 Increase 0.166 million
2007/08 Increase 0.173 million
2008/09 Increase 0.243 million
2009/10 Increase 0.253 million
2010/11 Increase 0.315 million
2011/12 Increase 0.337 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.299 million
2013/14 Increase 0.317 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.306 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 2
History
Original company Leeds, Bradford and Halifax Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 August 1854 Station opened
4 July 1966 Closed
12 September 1983 Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bramley (West Yorkshire) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bramley railway station serves the suburb of Bramley, Leeds, England. It lies on the Caldervale Line 4 miles (6 km) west from Leeds.

History[edit]

The original station was opened by the Leeds, Bradford and Halifax Junction Railway on 1 August 1854.[1] This was closed by British Railways on 4 July 1966,[1] the last trains having called on 2 July. The station had platforms opposite each other and were connected by a footbridge.

The original station in 1961

The present station off Stanningley Road opened on 12 September 1983[1] by Metro (West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive). The station's platforms are staggered.

Services[edit]

British Rail Class 144 at Bramley station.

Monday to Saturday daytimes three trains per hour head eastbound towards Leeds, and westbound to Bradford Interchange and Halifax. Two of three go beyond Halifax to Manchester Victoria and the other towards Huddersfield via Brighouse. The service to Huddersfield usually originates at Selby, but only one train per day in the other direction currently runs there. Evenings two trains an hour head eastbound to Leeds and two westbound - one through to Manchester Victoria and one to Huddersfield.[2]

On Sundays there are two trains per hour towards Leeds and to Bradford Interchange. One westbound service runs through to Manchester and the other runs to either Huddersfield or Halifax.

The Northern service to Blackpool North passes through Bramley but does not stop there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 42. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 41
  • Martin Bairstow (1999). The Great Northern Railway in the West Riding. ISBN 1-871944-19-8. 

External links[edit]

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Caldervale Line
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