Brockholes railway station
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||West Yorkshire (Metro)|
|Key dates||Opened 1 July 1850|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brockholes from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Opened in July 1850 by the Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway (a satellite company of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway), the station was formerly the junction for the Holmfirth Branch Line, which opened on the same day as the main line but closed to passenger trains on 2 November 1959 and to goods traffic in May 1965. Goods traffic ceased to be handled at Brockholes in October 1964, with the station becoming an unstaffed halt in August 1966.
The southbound platform went out of use when the Stocksmoor to Huddersfield section was singled in 1989. Only the northern end of the former Huddersfield-bound platform (which has been raised to modern standard height) is now used for rail services; the other end is disused and fenced off. The main buildings on the southbound side have been restored and converted into a private house, complete with heritage signage.
The station is unstaffed and has a basic shelter on its single active platform. There is no ticket machine, so all tickets must be bought on the train or in advance. Timetable poster and a digital information screen are provided to offer train running information. Step-free access is via a ramp from the main entrance.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Kirklees South Lines|
- Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2.
- Disused Stations - Brockholes Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 16 January 2017
- Brockholes station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
- Table 34 National Rail timetable, May 2017
A train entering Thurstonland rail tunnel in the 1970s
Media related to Brockholes railway station at Wikimedia Commons
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