Slaithwaite railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|PTE||West Yorkshire (Metro)|
|Original company||London and North Western Railway|
|1849||original station opened|
|13 December 1982||Present station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Slaithwaite from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Slaithwaite railway station serves the village of Slaithwaite near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. The station is 4 miles (6 km) west of Huddersfield railway station on the Huddersfield Line between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria.
The station is situated between the centre of the village and the "Hill Top" residential area. The station has two platforms with a car park and bus stop at the approach to Platform 2. The current station was opened on 13 December 1982 by Metro (the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive) and British Rail. The Huddersfield-bound platform is on the site of an earlier four platform station which opened in 1849 and closed on 7 October 1968. The current Stalybridge-bound platform is on the site of the old goods yard.
The station is unmanned, but a self-service ticket machine is available to allow intending passengers to buy before their journey. This can also be used to collect pre-paid tickets bought prior to travel. There are basic shelters on both platforms, along with timetable poster boards. Train running information can also be obtained by telephone. Step-free access to both platforms (which are staggered) is available via ramps from the nearby road (westbound) or through the station car park (eastbound).
Slaithwaite is served by an hourly Northern service from Manchester Victoria station to Huddersfield station throughout the week (including Sundays). Additional trains run at peak periods and there is a single early morning through train to Leeds on weekdays & Sunday mornings. Some westbound trains run beyond Victoria to Bolton and Wigan Wallgate.
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Line open, Station closed
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