Sandal and Agbrigg railway station

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Sandal and Agbrigg National Rail
Sandal Agbrigg station 2.jpg
View from Platform 2
Location
Place Agbrigg
Local authority City of Wakefield
Coordinates 53°39′47″N 1°28′52″W / 53.663000°N 1.481000°W / 53.663000; -1.481000Coordinates: 53°39′47″N 1°28′52″W / 53.663000°N 1.481000°W / 53.663000; -1.481000
Grid reference SE343186
Operations
Station code SNA
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 0.183 million
2012/13 Increase 0.241 million
2013/14 Increase 0.260 million
2014/15 Increase 0.275 million
2015/16 Steady 0.275 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 3
History
Original company West Riding and Grimsby Joint Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
February 1866 Original 'Sandal' station opened
4 November 1957 Closed to passengers
30 November 1987 Reopened as 'Sandal and Agbrigg'
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sandal and Agbrigg from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sandal and Agbrigg railway station serves the Wakefield suburbs of Sandal and Agbrigg in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line and is operated by Northern.

History[edit]

The station was opened in February 1866 as 'Sandal' and was on the West Riding and Grimsby Joint Railway which linked Wakefield with Doncaster. Approximately 1.3 miles south east of Sandal railway station in the village of Walton on the North Midland Railway line was another station called Sandal and Walton. Just south of the station there was a spur which linked the WR&GR line with the NMR line which crossed over Oakenshaw Lane. In 1923, the line became part of the London and North Eastern Railway before being absorbed into British Rail after nationalisation.

It was closed to passengers on 4 November 1957,[1] but the route remained open.

The station was then reopened at the same site and renamed Sandal and Agbrigg on 30 November 1987 by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, one of several closed stations in the West Yorkshire area to be reopened during the mid/late eighties and early nineties (other examples included Frizinghall, Outwood & Steeton and Silsden).

Facilities[edit]

The station has two wooden platforms with waiting shelters and digital CIS displays. It is unstaffed but has a self-service ticket machine, customer help points and automated announcements provide train running information. Step-free access on both sides is via ramps.[2]

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service to Wakefield Westgate and Leeds northbound and an hourly service to each of Doncaster and Sheffield southbound.[3]

On Sundays, there is an hourly service towards Leeds and two-hourly services to each of Doncaster and Sheffield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lost Railways of West Yorkshire - Station Closures
  2. ^ Sandal and Agbrigg station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 24 January 2017
  3. ^ GB eNRT 2016-17 Edition, Table 31

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Wakefield Line