Outwood railway station

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Outwood National Rail
Outwood station.jpg
The view from platform 1
Location
Place Outwood
Local authority City of Wakefield
Coordinates 53°42′54″N 1°30′38″W / 53.71510°N 1.51043°W / 53.71510; -1.51043Coordinates: 53°42′54″N 1°30′38″W / 53.71510°N 1.51043°W / 53.71510; -1.51043
Grid reference SE324244
Operations
Station code OUT
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.361 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.326 million
2013/14 Increase 0.349 million
2014/15 Increase 0.374 million
2015/16 Increase 0.390 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire Metro
Zone 2
History
Key dates Opened 12 July 1988 (12 July 1988)
Original company Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1858 Opened as Lofthouse
July 1865 Renamed Lofthouse and Outwood
13 June 1960 Closed
12 July 1988 Reopened as Outwood
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Outwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Outwood railway station is situated in the Outwood district of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England.

Outwood is the first stop on the Wakefield Line 7.5 miles (12 km) after Leeds for trains going towards Wakefield Westgate, Doncaster and Sheffield.

History[edit]

The original station was opened by the Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds Railway in 1858, and was originally named Lofthouse. This was renamed Lofthouse and Outwood in July 1865. It closed on 13 June 1960.[1] A different Lofthouse and Outwood station, which was on a different route, opened in 1869 and closed in 1957.

The station was reopened on 12 July 1988.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed and has two wooden platforms with waiting shelters, customer help points, digital display screens, timetable posters and automated train announcements provide running information. Level access to both platforms is via ramps.[3]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays two trains per hour head northbound to Leeds and southbound one train per hour goes to Doncaster and one to Sheffield, both operate via Wakefield Westgate. In addition, the Sheffield service also goes via Rotherham Central.[4]

Sundays there is generally an hourly service to Leeds and a two-hourly service to Doncaster and Sheffield respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 148. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 148,179
  3. ^ Outwood station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 January 2017
  4. ^ Table 31 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

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