Darton railway station
View of the station taken from platform 2
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Manchester and Leeds Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 January 1850||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Darton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
The railway station is in South Yorkshire but West Yorkshire Metro tickets are also valid to and from this station. The reason for this is that the West-South Yorkshire boundary historically ran between the village and its main source of employment, Woolley Colliery.
The car park at the station was recently[when?] reported by the local police force as having the highest incidence of vehicle break-ins in the Barnsley area, but the installation of CCTV is hoped to address this problem.
The station is unstaffed and no longer has any permanent buildings aside from standard waiting shelters on each side (the old buildings were demolished after the station lost its staffing in 1970). No ticket machine is provided, so tickets must be bought in advance or on the train. Timetable posters and digital display screens provide train running information and there is step-free access to both platforms.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 77. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Haigh, A J (2012). Railways in West Yorkshire - Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield and the West Riding. Express Publishing. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-901056-44-0.
- Darton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 January 2017
- Table 34 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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