Deighton railway station

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Deighton National Rail
Deighton station.jpg
Platform 2
Location
Place Deighton
Local authority Kirklees
Coordinates 53°40′06″N 1°45′09″W / 53.668340°N 1.752400°W / 53.668340; -1.752400Coordinates: 53°40′06″N 1°45′09″W / 53.668340°N 1.752400°W / 53.668340; -1.752400
Grid reference SE164191
Operations
Station code DHN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 54,174
2012/13 Increase 93,022
2013/14 Increase 97,798
2014/15 Decrease 93,846
2015/16 Increase 95,648
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 4
History
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
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* 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.
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Deighton railway station serves the Deighton area of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.

Deighton station is the first station 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Huddersfield railway station on the Huddersfield Line towards Leeds.

History[edit]

There have been two stations at Deighton, on different routes.

The first station, on the branch line to Kirkburton, opened on 30 August 1871,[1] the branch having opened in 1867.[2] This station was situated on the north-east side of Whitacre Street.[2] It closed on 28 July 1930.[1]

The present station was opened on 26 April 1982[1] 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.[2]

Facilities[edit]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

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.[4]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 77. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ a b c Stopford, Andrew. "Kirkburton Branch". Lost Railways West Yorkshire.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Deighton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  4. ^ Table 39 National Rail timetable, December 2016 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Huddersfield Line
Disused railways
Huddersfield   London and North Western Railway
Kirkburton Branch
  Kirkheaton