Elsecar railway station

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Elsecar National Rail
Elsecar Station 25-05-05.jpg
Elsecar railway station 2005
Location
Place Elsecar
Local authority Barnsley
Coordinates 53°29′56″N 1°25′37″W / 53.499°N 1.427°W / 53.499; -1.427Coordinates: 53°29′56″N 1°25′37″W / 53.499°N 1.427°W / 53.499; -1.427
Grid reference SE381004
Operations
Station code ELR
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 0.131 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.126 million
2013/14 Increase 0.150 million
2014/15 Increase 0.170 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.168 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Travel South Yorkshire
Zone Barnsley
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1897 (1 July 1897)
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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 Elsecar from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Elsecar railway station is a railway station in Elsecar, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. It is based on the Penistone Line and Hallam Line served by Northern. The station was opened by the Midland Railway in July 1897 and was at one time known as Elsecar & Hoyland.

CCTV was recently installed for the purposes of crime prevention. Other improvements to the station include new signage, lighting, and, for the first time, installation of passenger information display screens to provide real-time service information.[1]

A new 85-bay car park at the station was opened in November 2013 - funded by South Yorkshire PTE, this cost £500,000 and is located behind the northbound platform.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Like neighbouring Wombwell, the station is unstaffed and has no permanent buildings or ticketing facilities (so all tickets must be purchased in advance or on the train). Standard waiting shelters are provided on each side, along with a customer help point on platform 1. Train running information is also offered via the display screens mentioned above and timetable information posters. Step-free access is available to each platform via ramps.[3]

Service[edit]

The station is served during off-peak times by an hourly train operating between Sheffield and Leeds via Castleford. Additional trains provide a half-hourly service towards Sheffield in the morning peak and a half-hourly service from Sheffield in the evening peak. These extra services operate to and from Huddersfield.[4] On Sundays, an hourly service operates to and from Sheffield, with trains every other hour to Leeds and Huddersfield.

New Northern Franchise operator Arriva Rail North plans to improve the service frequency to half-hourly all day once their new franchise agreement comes into effect in April 2016.[5]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Hallam Line
Northern
Penistone Line

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elsecar station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  2. ^ "Elsecar Park and Ride to open"SYPTE press release 06 November 2013; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  3. ^ Elsecar station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  4. ^ GB eNRT 2016-17 Edition, Table 34
  5. ^ Northern Franchise Improvements - DfT

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