Menston railway station
|Local authority||City of Bradford|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||West Yorkshire (Metro)|
|Key dates||Opened 1865|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Menston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Menston railway station is a railway station in Menston, in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. On the Wharfedale Line between Ilkley and Leeds/Bradford Forster Square, it is served by Class 333 electric trains run by Northern, who also manage the station.
It was opened in August 1865 by the Midland Railway on their line from Apperley Junction to Burley-in-Wharfedale, from where trains could travel to either Ilkley or Otley via the Otley and Ilkley Joint Railway. The route to Otley was closed in 1965, but the Ilkley line (though also listed for closure in the 1963 Beeching Report) avoided a similar fate, being finally reprieved in 1972. Electric services at the station commenced in 1994.
Between 1883 and 1951, High Royds Hospital, which stood to the west of the line, was served by a half mile long private siding from just south of Menston station.
Menston station was redeveloped in 2000 as part of the general improvements to the Wharfedale Line by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. The disused station building was brought back into use and a new ticket office was opened. Its current opening times are 06:15–18:00 Mon–Sat and 09:15–17:00 Sunday. A bus interchange was developed and the 967 bus service connects with trains at the station, and connects to Otley and Leeds Bradford Airport.
During Monday to Saturday daytimes services run to/from Leeds and Bradford twice per hour, and there are four services every hour to Ilkley. During Monday to Saturday evenings, services are hourly to/from both Leeds and Bradford Forster Square. On Sundays, services are hourly to/from Leeds and every two hours to/from Bradford.
- Railways Through Airedale & Wharfedale Martin Bairstow (2004) ISBN 1-871944-28-7
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