Shepley railway station

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Shepley National Rail
Shepley station.jpg
The view from platform 2, with a train leaving for Huddersfield
Location
PlaceShepley
Local authorityKirklees
Coordinates53°35′20″N 1°42′19″W / 53.588950°N 1.705370°W / 53.588950; -1.705370Coordinates: 53°35′20″N 1°42′19″W / 53.588950°N 1.705370°W / 53.588950; -1.705370
Grid referenceSE196103
Operations
Station codeSPY
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 68,874
2014/15Increase 73,360
2015/16Decrease 72,266
2016/17Decrease 69,936
2017/18Increase 74,316
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone5
History
Key datesOpened 1 July 1850[1] (1 July 1850[1])
National RailUK railway stations
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 Shepley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Shepley railway station serves the villages of Shepley and Shelley in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Penistone Line operated by Northern. Opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1850, it is located at the southern end of one of the two passing loops on the otherwise single track section between Barnsley and Huddersfield.

Shepley was also the junction station for the former branch line to Clayton West, via Skelmanthorpe from its opening in 1879 until closure in January 1983 – the branch has since been reopened as the minimum gauge Kirklees Light Railway, whose western terminus at Shelley is located just under a mile to the east.

The station layout is slightly unusual in that the platforms are staggered (on the opposite sides of a road bridge, as can be seen in the accompanying photo) rather than being located opposite each other like other stations on the route. The station once had a goods yard which has now been converted to housing; its main building on the northbound platform still stands, but is not in rail use.

Facilities[edit]

In August 2013, plans were released to install electronic real-time information screens (CIS) at the station. It was later revealed by Metro that they will be installed by January/February 2015.[2] These were eventually commissioned in the spring of 2015. The station has been unstaffed since 1966, and has a ticket machine. There are basic shelters on both platforms and each has step-free access.[3]

Services[edit]

Trains operate hourly from Shepley in each direction, towards Huddersfield and to Barnsley & Sheffield. Until 2017, services operated two-hourly each way on Sundays.[4]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Penistone Line
Disused railways
TerminusL&YR

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2.
  2. ^ "Customer Information Enhancements at Rail Stations". September 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. ^ Shepley station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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