Bramley railway station (West Yorkshire)

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Bramley (West Yorkshire) National Rail
195014 at Bramley station, March 2020.jpg
Class 195 passing through Bramley in 2020
Location
PlaceBramley
Local authorityCity of Leeds
Coordinates53°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 referenceSE239344
Operations
Station codeBLE
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 0.306 million
2015/16Increase 0.315 million
2016/17Increase 0.346 million
2017/18Decrease 0.338 million
2018/19Decrease 0.336 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone2
History
Original companyLeeds, Bradford and Halifax Junction Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
1 August 1854Station opened
4 July 1966Closed
12 September 1983Reopened
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 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 Calder Valley line 4 miles (6 km) west from Leeds.

History[edit]

The original station in 1961

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

Facilities[edit]

Waiting shelter

The station is unmanned and has a ticket machine on platform 2 as of spring 2019. There are shelters and passenger information screens on each platform, along with a system to provide train running information. Though there are ramps to each platform, disabled access to platform 2 is restricted by the path being narrow and opening out onto a busy main road.[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes, three trains per hour head eastbound towards Leeds, with one continuing to Selby and Hull. Westbound the frequency is similar, with trains heading to Bradford Interchange and Halifax. Two of three go beyond Halifax to Manchester Victoria, whilst the third terminates there (passengers for Brighouse and Huddersfield now need to change trains at Bradford Interchange on weekdays). One Manchester service now runs through to Chester via Warrington Bank Quay since the May 2019 timetable update.[3]

There is an additional 4th [train per hour] that runs Mon-Fri eastbound, just before 8am, which is operated by Grand Central on behalf of Northern - as such, tickets cannot be purchased on this service.

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 Huddersfield.[4]

The Northern service to Preston 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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Bramley station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 30 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 41 National Rail timetable, December 2019
  4. ^ "Campaigners welcome extra train boost". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • Martin Bairstow (1999). The Great Northern Railway in the West Riding. ISBN 1-871944-19-8.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
New Pudsey   Northern
Caldervale Line
  Leeds
  Historical railways  
Stanningley   Great Northern Railway (Great Britain)
Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Junction Railway
  Armley Moor