Fitzwilliam railway station

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Fitzwilliam National Rail
Fitzwilliam station.jpg
43112 passing through at speed
Location
PlaceFitzwilliam
Local authorityCity of Wakefield
Coordinates53°37′57″N 1°22′28″W / 53.6326°N 1.3745°W / 53.6326; -1.3745Coordinates: 53°37′57″N 1°22′28″W / 53.6326°N 1.3745°W / 53.6326; -1.3745
Grid referenceSE414153
Operations
Station codeFZW
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.256 million
2014/15Increase 0.279 million
2015/16Increase 0.293 million
2016/17Increase 0.302 million
2017/18Decrease 0.299 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone4
History
1937Opened
1967Closed
1 March 1982Reopened on new site
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 Fitzwilliam from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Fitzwilliam railway station is in the village of Fitzwilliam, West Yorkshire, England. It is also the closest station to the nearby town of Hemsworth.

The station is on the Wakefield Line operated by Northern. Trains operate from Fitzwilliam to Leeds via Wakefield Westgate, Doncaster and Sheffield.

The station opened on 1 March 1982 - there had previously been a station of the same name situated a short distance further north that had been opened by the LNER in 1937, but this closed in November 1967.[1] The line was electrified in 1988.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed and has two wooden platforms, with waiting shelters on each side. There is a ticket machine in place to allow intending passengers to buy these prior to boarding or collect advance purchase tickets. A customer help point is located on platform 2 and running information is also provided by means of digital CIS displays, timetable posters and automated train announcements. Step-free access to both platforms is possible via ramps from the main road.[2]

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturdays, a half-hourly service operates towards Wakefield Westgate and Leeds and an hourly service operates both to Doncaster and to Sheffield.[3]

On Sundays, an hourly service operates to Wakefield Westgate and Leeds and a two-hourly service to Doncaster and Sheffield respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost Railways West Yorkshire - Station Closures" Retrieved 27 April 2016
  2. ^ Fitzwilliam station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 24 January 2017
  3. ^ Table 31 National Rail timetable, December 2018

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
  Historical railways  
Hemsworth   Great Northern Railway
West Riding and Grimsby Railway
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