Lockwood railway station

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Lockwood National Rail
Lockwood railway station (Geograph-1824673-by-Stephen-Armstrong).jpg
Location
Place Lockwood
Local authority Kirklees
Coordinates 53°38′05″N 1°48′03″W / 53.634790°N 1.800800°W / 53.634790; -1.800800Coordinates: 53°38′05″N 1°48′03″W / 53.634790°N 1.800800°W / 53.634790; -1.800800
Grid reference SE132153
Operations
Station code LCK
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 Increase 41,734
2012/13 Increase 50,148
2013/14 Increase 50,648
2014/15 Decrease 49,940
2015/16 Increase 51,284
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 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.

Facilities[edit]

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.[2]

Services[edit]

All services to the station are operated by Northern. There is an hourly service in both directions on Monday to Saturdays, and a two-hourly service on Sundays.[3]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Penistone Line
Disused railways
Netherton
Line and station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Meltham branch line
  Huddersfield
Line and station open

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 28 October 1913, a freight train became divided. The rear portion ran away and was derailed at the station.[4]
  • In 1952, a rake of wagons ran away and was derailed by trap points at the station.[5]
  • 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.[6]

Gallery[edit]

View looking north from platform 
View looking south from platform 
The station exit 
Viaduct over the Holme valley 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2. 
  2. ^ Lockwood station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  3. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1990). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 6. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 14. ISBN 0-906899-37-0. 
  5. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1993). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 8. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 25. ISBN 0-906899-52-4. 
  6. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1991). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 7. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 37. ISBN 0-906899-50-8. 

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