Burley-in-Wharfedale railway station
A view of Burley-in-Wharfedale railway station, looking along the line towards Ilkley
|Local authority||City of Bradford|
|Number of platforms||2|
|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 1865|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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 1⁄4 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. The station building still stands, but is now privately owned.
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.
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, services are hourly to/from both Leeds and Bradford Forster Square. On Sundays, services are hourly to/from Leeds and every two hours to/from Bradford.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Otley||Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway||Ben Rhydding|
- "Otley to Ilkley, 1865 - 1965 Joint North Eastern & Midland Railway"Lost Railways - West Yorkshire; Retrieved 3 June 2016
- Burley-in-Wharfedale station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 38 National Rail timetable, May 2017
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