Darton railway station

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Darton National Rail
Darton Railway Station.JPG
View of the station taken from platform 2
Location
Place Darton
Local authority Barnsley
Coordinates 53°35′17″N 1°31′51″W / 53.5880°N 1.5309°W / 53.5880; -1.5309Coordinates: 53°35′17″N 1°31′51″W / 53.5880°N 1.5309°W / 53.5880; -1.5309
Grid reference SE311102
Operations
Station code DRT
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.153 million
2012/13 Increase 0.202 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.189 million
2014/15 Increase 0.221 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.218 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE South Yorkshire
Zone Barnsley (SYPTE)
5 (WYPTE)
History
Original company Manchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 January 1850 (1850-01-01) Station opened
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* 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.
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Darton railway station is a railway station in Darton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. Train services are provided by Northern.

The station was opened by the Manchester and Leeds Railway on 1 January 1850.[1]

The railway station is in South Yorkshire but West Yorkshire Metro tickets are also valid to and from this station.[2] The reason for this is that the West-South Yorkshire boundary historically ran between the village and its main source of employment, Woolley Colliery.[citation needed]

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.

Facilities[edit]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

There is an hourly service to Leeds via Wakefield Kirkgate and Castleford northbound and to Sheffield via Barnsley southbound. The service is two-hourly in each direction on Sundays.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 77. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Darton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 January 2017
  4. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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