Burley-in-Wharfedale railway station

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Burley-in-Wharfedale National Rail
Burleystation.jpg
A view of Burley-in-Wharfedale railway station, looking along the line towards Ilkley
Location
PlaceBurley-in-Wharfedale
Local authorityCity of Bradford
Coordinates53°54′29″N 1°45′13″W / 53.908160°N 1.753500°W / 53.908160; -1.753500Coordinates: 53°54′29″N 1°45′13″W / 53.908160°N 1.753500°W / 53.908160; -1.753500
Grid referenceSE162458
Operations
Station codeBUW
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Decrease 0.425 million
2013/14Increase 0.434 million
2014/15Increase 0.465 million
2015/16Increase 0.487 million
2016/17Increase 0.511 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone3
History
Key datesOpened 1865 (1865)
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 Burley-in-Wharfedale from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Burley-in-Wharfedale railway station serves the village of Burley-in-Wharfedale in West Yorkshire, England, in the City of Bradford. The station lies on the Wharfedale Line between Ilkley and Leeds/Bradford Forster Square. It is served by Class 333 units run by Northern, who also manage the station.

It was opened in 1865 and is located on the Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway (and thus run by both the Midland Railway and the North Eastern Railway), 3 14 miles (5.2 km) east of Ilkley. The station is unstaffed (and has been so since October 1968) and was once the junction for the line to Leeds via Otley. This route closed in 1965, as a result of the Beeching Axe.[1] The station building still stands, but is now privately owned.

Facilities[edit]

Though unstaffed (as noted), the station does have a self-service ticket machine in place to allow passengers to buy before boarding; this can also be used to collect advance purchase tickets. Waiting shelters are provided on both platforms, which are linked by footbridge (step-free access is however possible to both via nearby streets). Train running information is offered via CIS displays, automated announcements and timetable posters.[2]

Services[edit]

During Monday to Saturday daytimes services run to/from Leeds and Bradford twice per hour, and there are four services every hour to Ilkley. During Monday to Saturday evenings and all day Sundays, services are hourly to/from both Leeds and Bradford Forster Square and there are two departures per hour to Ilkley[3]

View SE, towards Guiseley and Leeds in 1961
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Wharfedale Line
Disused railways
Otley   Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway   Ben Rhydding

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Otley to Ilkley, 1865 - 1965 Joint North Eastern & Midland Railway"Lost Railways - West Yorkshire; Retrieved 3 June 2016
  2. ^ Burley-in-Wharfedale station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 38 National Rail timetable, May 2018

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