Featherstone railway station

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Featherstone National Rail
Featherstone station.jpg
The view from platform 1
Location
Place Featherstone
Local authority City of Wakefield
Coordinates 53°40′45″N 1°21′27″W / 53.6793°N 1.3574°W / 53.6793; -1.3574Coordinates: 53°40′45″N 1°21′27″W / 53.6793°N 1.3574°W / 53.6793; -1.3574
Grid reference SE425205
Operations
Station code FEA
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*
2010/11 Increase 77,754
2011/12 Increase 81,138
2012/13 Increase 81,452
2013/14 Decrease 72,106
2014/15 Decrease 67,256
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 3
History
1 April 1848 (1848-04-01) opened
1967 closed
1992 reopened
National RailUK railway stations
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* 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.

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 Metro (West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive) on 12 May 1992 when the line between Wakefield and Pontefract was re-opened. 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station on the same site had been closed in January 1967 when passenger services between Wakefield and Pontefract were withdrawn as a result of the Beeching Axe.

Services[edit]

During Monday to Saturday, there are hourly train services to Wakefield Kirkgate and to Knottingley via Pontefract Monkhill.[1] 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).[2]

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External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Mondays-Saturdays only