Lockwood railway station
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|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|PTE||West Yorkshire (Metro)|
|Key dates||Opened 1 July 1850|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lockwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Lockwood railway station is a railway station in Huddersfield, England. It is situated 1.5 miles (2 km) south of Huddersfield station on the Penistone Line between Huddersfield and Sheffield. It serves the Lockwood district of Huddersfield, and services are provided by Northern.
The station comprises a single side platform alongside the single-line of the railway, although the remains of a second platform alongside the site of the former second track (removed in 1989) are still visible.
To the south of the station, the line to Sheffield passes over the valley of the River Holme by an impressive 476 yards (435 m) long stone viaduct to Berry Brow. Below the 122 feet (37 m) high structure is the Huddersfield Rugby Union Club ground at Lockwood Park, which was formerly a Bass Brewery. The former Meltham branch line branched off the main line just before the viaduct. This line closed to passengers in 1949 and to freight in 1965. To the north, the route passes through a short tunnel then crosses another large viaduct across the River Colne before joining the main line at Springwood Junction.
The station is unstaffed and has a basic shelter on its single active platform; all tickets must be bought on the train or in advance, as there is no ticket machine. A help point and digital information screen are provided to offer train running information. Step-free access is via a ramp from the station car park.
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Line and station closed
|Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Meltham branch line
Line and station open
Accidents and incidents
- On 28 October 1913, a freight train became divided. The rear portion ran away and was derailed at the station.
- In 1952, a rake of wagons ran away and was derailed by trap points at the station.
- On 28 June 1958, a rake of four carriages ran away and were derailed by trap points at the station, crashing into the booking office.
- Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2.
- Lockwood station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
- Table 34 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- Earnshaw, Alan (1990). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 6. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 14. ISBN 0-906899-37-0.
- Earnshaw, Alan (1993). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 8. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 25. ISBN 0-906899-52-4.
- Earnshaw, Alan (1991). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 7. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 37. ISBN 0-906899-50-8.
- Media related to Lockwood railway station at Wikimedia Commons