Cross Gates railway station
Northern Class 158 Stands on Platform 2 Working a York - Blackpool Service
|Local authority||City of Leeds|
|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)|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cross Gates from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
In the past signwriters have been unsure as to the correct spelling of Cross Gates, with "Cross Gates" on the westbound platform and "Crossgates" on one sign on the eastbound platform. As of 2010[update], only the "Cross Gates" spelling is shown, and this is also the version used by National Rail Enquiries.
Monday to Saturday daytime there is a half-hourly service to Leeds with most services going beyond to Bradford Interchange and onwards to Blackpool North or Huddersfield. Evenings and Sundays, the service is hourly only - in the evenings they terminate at Leeds but run through to Blackpool North on Sundays. Eastbound, there is an hourly service to York and Selby respectively Monday to Saturday daytimes. Evenings and Sundays, services run to York only every hour.
In addition to these, First TransPennine Express also call here during the morning and evening peaks with 2 trains to Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester, 1 train to Manchester Airport and 2 trains to Scarborough.
CrossCountry services between Scotland and Devon/Cornwall and the daily East Coast service from Leeds to Aberdeen rush through the station, but do not stop.
Until January 1964, passenger services existed between Cross Gates and Wetherby railway station. The Cross Gates to Wetherby line was closed under the Beeching Axe. Alternative routes to Scarborough existed along this line as well as raceday specials to Wetherby racecourse. Services on this line ran to the following railway stations, Pendas Way, Scholes, Thorner, Bardsey, Collingham Bridge and Wetherby. Wetherby Racecourse also operated its own railway station, on the Harrogate to Church Fenton Line.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Northern (train operating company)|