Sandal and Agbrigg railway station
|Sandal and Agbrigg|
View from Platform 2
|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)|
|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 Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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, 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).
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.
On Sundays, there is an hourly service towards Leeds and two-hourly services to each of Doncaster and Sheffield.
- Lost Railways of West Yorkshire - Station Closures
- Sandal and Agbrigg station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 24 January 2017
- GB eNRT December 2018 Edition, Table 31
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Hare Park & Crofton||Great Northern Railway
West Riding and Grimsby Railway
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