Cottingley railway station

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Cottingley National Rail
Cottingley
The view from the foot bridge
Location
Place Cottingley
Local authority City of Leeds
Coordinates 53°46′04″N 1°35′15″W / 53.7679°N 1.5876°W / 53.7679; -1.5876Coordinates: 53°46′04″N 1°35′15″W / 53.7679°N 1.5876°W / 53.7679; -1.5876
Grid reference SE272302
Operations
Station code COT
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  25,179
2005/06 Increase 33,141
2006/07 Increase 43,504
2007/08 Increase 54,401
2008/09 Increase 74,904
2009/10 Increase 77,562
2010/11 Increase 90,870
2011/12 Increase 97,296
2012/13 Decrease 95,770
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 2
History
Original company British Rail
25 April 1988 (1988-04-25) Station opened
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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 Cottingley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cottingley railway station serves the Cottingley area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It lies 3 miles (5 km) south west of Leeds on the Huddersfield Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened by British Rail on 25 April 1988[1] with financial assistance from West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and is managed by Northern Rail, who provide all passenger services.

Patronage growth[edit]

Patronage at Cottingley station (off Cottingley Drive) has increased significantly in recent years, and this is reflected by the figures published by the Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR). Recorded usage in 2002/03 was 9,467 journeys per year (average of entries and exits).

By 2005/06, this had increased to 73,894 journeys per year, an increase of 781% (almost eightfold) in four years. Actual growth may be higher, since the ORR data does not accurately take account of the multi-modal 'MetroCard' season tickets issued by WYPTE which are valid for journeys to and from this station. From 2008/9, such MetroCard data are included, but only an estimation is made.

Recent growth can also be attributed in part by a significant new housing development adjacent to the railway station, called Churwell New Village.

That, combined with growth elsewhere on the line, means that overcrowding in the morning peak for commuters heading towards Leeds is now a serious problem. Efforts to address this have been hampered by the relatively short platforms at the station, which limit the length of trains that can call here.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday generally there is an hourly service from Cottingley to Leeds and to Huddersfield.

On Sundays there is a two-hourly service to both Leeds and Huddersfield.

Rail services on the Huddersfield Line between Leeds and Manchester Victoria via Hebden Bridge are usually scheduled to run through Cottingley without stopping.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 69. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

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