Honley railway station

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Honley National Rail
Honley Rail StationP6030034(RLH).JPG
Location
Place Honley
Local authority Kirklees
Coordinates 53°36′30″N 1°46′51″W / 53.6082°N 1.7809°W / 53.6082; -1.7809Coordinates: 53°36′30″N 1°46′51″W / 53.6082°N 1.7809°W / 53.6082; -1.7809
Grid reference SE145124
Operations
Station code HOY
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 57,628
2012/13 Decrease 50,506
2013/14 Increase 55,852
2014/15 Increase 64,374
2015/16 Decrease 58,684
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1850[1] (1 July 1850[1])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Honley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Honley railway station serves the village of Honley in the Holme Valley of West Yorkshire, England. Honley station lies approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) from Huddersfield on the Penistone Line operated by Northern.

The station was opened by the Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway (a constituent company of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway) in 1850.
The railway line through Honley has been single since 1989, with only one platform (the former northbound one) in use for both directions (the derelict southbound one is however still visible, as can be seen in the accompanying photograph).

Facilities[edit]

In August 2013, plans were released to install electronic customer real-time information screens (CIS) at the station. It was later revealed by Metro that they were to be installed in May/June 2015.[2] These are now (December 2016) in use. The station is unmanned and has no ticket machine, so tickets must be purchased on the train or in advance. A customer help point and timetable posters are provided in addition to the CIS screens to offer train running information. A single waiting shelter is located next to the station entrance; there is no step-free access however, as the platform is above street level and can only be reached by stairs from the car park below.[3]

Services[edit]

There is an hourly service in operation Monday to Saturday from Honley to Huddersfield and Sheffield via Barnsley, with a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.[4]

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Penistone Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2. 
  2. ^ Metro News - Customer Information Enhancements at Rail Stations/
  3. ^ Honley station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  4. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, December 2016