Denby Dale railway station

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Denby Dale National Rail
Denby Dale station.jpg
The platform
Location
PlaceDenby Dale
Local authorityKirklees
Coordinates53°34′22″N 1°39′47″W / 53.572670°N 1.663050°W / 53.572670; -1.663050Coordinates: 53°34′22″N 1°39′47″W / 53.572670°N 1.663050°W / 53.572670; -1.663050
Grid referenceSE224085
Operations
Station codeDBD
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.182 million
2014/15Increase 0.201 million
2015/16Increase 0.203 million
2016/17Decrease 0.197 million
2017/18Decrease 0.186 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone5(WYPTE) & Barnsley(SYPTE)
History
Key datesOpened 1 July 1850[1] (1 July 1850[1])
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Denby Dale from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Denby Dale railway station serves the village of Denby Dale, in West Yorkshire, England and the surrounding area. It lies on the Penistone Line 9.5 miles (15 km) south east of Huddersfield and is operated by Northern. Opened by the Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway in 1850 (which subsequently became part of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway), it originally had two platforms but lost the northbound one when the Clayton West Junction to Penistone section was singled in 1969. The line from the south is carried above the village on an impressive 21-arch stone viaduct which is over 100 feet (30 m) high (one of several such structures on the route).

In August 2013, plans were released to install electronic real-time customer information screens (CIS) at the station. They were installed in the autumn of 2014.[2]

Facilities and ticketing[edit]

Denby Dale is a boundary station for both West Yorkshire PTE and South Yorkshire PTE. Therefore, tickets for both PTE's are valid to and from this station. It is unstaffed and passengers must buy their tickets prior to travel or from the conductor on the train. Train running information is provided by timetable posters and the aforementioned CIS displays. The only remaining station buildings here are in private industrial use (as part of a builders yard) - a standard waiting shelter is provided for passengers. No step-free access is available to the platform - the main entrance via the car park has a high kerb that can cause difficulties for wheelchair users, whilst the pedestrian subway at the south end has steps.[3]

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturday, trains operate hourly towards Huddersfield northbound and Sheffield via Barnsley southbound; this runs hourly in each direction on Sundays.[4]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Penistone Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2.
  2. ^ W.Y Metro News - Customer Information Enhancements at Rail Stations
  3. ^ Denby Dale station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 34

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