Featherstone railway station
The view from platform 1
|Local authority||City of Wakefield|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||West Yorkshire Metro|
|1 April 1848||opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Featherstone from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Featherstone railway station serves the town of Featherstone in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Pontefract Line, operated by Northern, 6 miles (10 km) east of Wakefield Kirkgate railway station.
The current station was opened by West Yorkshire Metro on 12 May 1992 when the line between Wakefield and Pontefract was reopened. A previous station on the same site had been closed in January 1967 when passenger services between Wakefield and Pontefract were withdrawn as a result of the Beeching Axe.
During Monday to Saturday, there are hourly train services to Wakefield Kirkgate and to Knottingley via Pontefract Monkhill. There are no trains on Sundays in the present timetable, though Arriva Rail North plan to introduce one in the future as part of the new Northern Franchise Agreement (which will also see through trains to Leeds).
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