Brockholes railway station

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Brockholes National Rail
Brockholes, Huddersfield Rail Station.jpg
Location
Place Brockholes
Local authority Kirklees
Coordinates 53°35′49″N 1°46′11″W / 53.5970°N 1.7698°W / 53.5970; -1.7698Coordinates: 53°35′49″N 1°46′11″W / 53.5970°N 1.7698°W / 53.5970; -1.7698
Grid reference SE153111
Operations
Station code BHS
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 54,136
2012/13 Decrease 49,460
2013/14 Increase 59,260
2014/15 Decrease 57,720
2015/16 Increase 61,974
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1850[1] (1 July 1850[1])
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* 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.
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Brockholes railway station serves the village of Brockholes, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. It lies 4.25 miles (7 km) away from Huddersfield on the Penistone Line operated by Northern.

Trains passing between Brockholes and Shepley pass through a 1-mile (1.6 km) tunnel under Thurstonland.

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.[2]

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.[2]

Facilities[edit]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, trains operate every hour in each direction, to Huddersfield and Sheffield via Barnsley. Trains operate every two hours each way on Sundays.[4]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Penistone Line
Disused railways
Terminus L&YR

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2. 
  2. ^ a b Disused Stations - Brockholes Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  3. ^ Brockholes station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  4. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, December 2016

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External links[edit]

Media related to Brockholes railway station at Wikimedia Commons