Outwood railway station
The view from platform 1
|Local authority||City of Wakefield|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||West Yorkshire Metro|
|Key dates||Opened 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|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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. 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.
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.
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.
Sundays there is generally an hourly service to Leeds and a two-hourly service to Doncaster and Sheffield respectively.
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