Deighton railway station
|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)|
|Original company||London and North Western Railway (branch station)
British Rail (main line station)
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|30 August 1871||Station opened on branch|
|28 July 1930||Station closed|
|26 April 1982||Station opened on main line|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Deighton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
There have been two stations at Deighton, on different routes.
The first station, on the branch line to Kirkburton, opened on 30 August 1871, the branch having opened in 1867. This station was situated on the north-east side of Whitacre Street. It closed on 28 July 1930.
The present station was opened on 26 April 1982 by Metro (the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive). It is to the south-west of Whitacre Street and close to the site of the former Kirkburton branch junction.
The station is unstaffed and has no ticket machine, so all tickets must be bought in advance or on the train. There are waiting shelters on both platforms, but no other permanent buildings. Train running information is offered via automated announcements and timetable posters. Both platforms have step-free access via ramps from the nearby road.
Local trains on the Huddersfield Line operated by Northern from Huddersfield that stops at Deighton going towards Leeds and Wakefield Westgate. Both services operate hourly Monday to Fridays, with a half-hourly service to Leeds in rush hours and Saturdays.
There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays on the Leeds to Huddersfield route only (no service to/from Wakefield) : most westbound trains used to continue through to Marsden prior to the December 2008 timetable change but most now terminate at Huddersfield, with only a few still operating between Marsden and Leeds.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 77. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Stopford, Andrew. "Kirkburton Branch". Lost Railways West Yorkshire.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- Deighton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
- Table 39 National Rail timetable, December 2016 (Network Rail)
|Kirklees South Lines|
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Huddersfield||London and North Western Railway
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