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 going towards Wakefield Kirkgate stop at Deighton. There is also an hourly TransPennine Express service between Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly. All other TransPennine and Northern services go through the station at high speed.
The hourly TransPennine express train also runs on Sunday, though the Northern trains between Leeds and Wakefield do not.
- 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, May 2018 (Network Rail)
|Kirklees South Lines|
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North TransPennine (Manchester - Leeds)
|Huddersfield||London and North Western Railway
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