Frizinghall railway station

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Frizinghall National Rail
Frizinghall station p1.jpg
Platform 2
Location
Place Frizinghall
Local authority City of Bradford
Coordinates 53°49′12″N 1°46′07″W / 53.820000°N 1.768600°W / 53.820000; -1.768600Coordinates: 53°49′12″N 1°46′07″W / 53.820000°N 1.768600°W / 53.820000; -1.768600
Grid reference SE153359
Operations
Station code FZH
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.230 million
2005/06 Increase 0.261 million
2006/07 Increase 0.268 million
2007/08 Increase 0.277 million
2008/09 Increase 0.365 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.353 million
2010/11 Increase 0.385 million
2011/12 Increase 0.390 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.375 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 3
History
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 February 1875 (1875-02-01) Station opened
22 March 1965 Closed
7 September 1987 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Frizinghall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Frizinghall railway station is situated in the Frizinghall district of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The station, an unstaffed halt 2 miles (3 km) north of Bradford Forster Square is on the Airedale Line, and all trains serving it are operated by Northern Rail.

History[edit]

Frizinghall station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1 February 1875. It remained in operation until it was closed on 20 March 1965, a casualty of the Beeching Axe. However, the line on which it stood remained open, and 22 years later, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and British Rail reopened the station.

The original station had two platforms opposite each other on the north side of Frizinghall Road, but the current station, opened on 7 September 1987, has its two platforms separated: the northbound platform is approximately where it was before, and the southbound is to the south of Frizinghall Road.

Bradford Grammar School was relocated to Frizinghall in the late 1940s. From then until closure, and again after reopening, pupils have constituted one of the main sources of traffic at the station. Indeed, it was an English teacher at Bradford Grammar School, Dr Robin Sisson, who actively fought for Frizinghall station to reopen. Sisson was killed in a car accident in Sheffield on 24 June 2008.[1]

Frizinghall signal box is preserved in working order at Damems Junction, on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Historically, services were as follows:

Dates Company or line Preceding station Following station
1875-1923 Midland Manningham Shipley
1923-1948 LMS Manningham Shipley
1948-1965 British Railways Manningham Shipley
1987-present West Yorkshire Metro Forster Square Shipley

Services[edit]

Frizinghall is served by trains from Bradford Forster Square towards Leeds (on the Leeds-Bradford Line), Skipton (on the Airedale Line) and Ilkley (on the Wharfedale Line). Monday to Saturday daytimes, trains operate every 30 minutes each way on each route. During the evenings, there are trains every hour to/from each of Skipton and Ilkley plus an hourly shuttle between Forster Square & Shipley. At these times there are no trains to Leeds, though connections are available at Shipley into/out of the Skipton - Leeds service.

On Sundays, trains run twice each hour to Bradford, every hour to Leeds (until end of service) and every two hours to each of Ikley & Skipton.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bradford Forster Square   Northern Rail
Leeds-Bradford Line
  Shipley
  Northern Rail
Airedale Line
 
  Northern Rail
Wharfedale Line
 
Historical railways
Manningham
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway
  Shipley
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Leeds and Bradford Railway
 

References[edit]

  • Whitaker, Alan & Myland, Brian, 1993 Railway Memories No 4: Bradford. Bellcode Books ISBN 1-871233-03-8
  • Bairstow, Martin, 2004 Railways Through Airedale & Wharfedale ISBN 1-871944-28-7

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