Elsecar railway station
Elsecar railway station 2005
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Travel South Yorkshire|
|Key dates||Opened 1 July 1897|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.
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.
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.
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. On Sundays, an hourly service operates to and from Sheffield, with trains every other hour to Leeds and Huddersfield.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
- Elsecar Steam Railway
- Earl Fitzwilliam's private railway station
- Rockingham (South Yorkshire) railway station
- Elsecar station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 17 January 2017
- "Elsecar Park and Ride to open"SYPTE press release 06 November 2013; Retrieved 17 January 2017
- Elsecar station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 January 2017
- GB eNRT 2016-17 Edition, Table 34
- Northern Franchise Improvements - DfT
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