Slaithwaite railway station

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Slaithwaite National Rail
Slaithwaite station p1.jpg
Platform 1
Location
Place Slaithwaite
Local authority Kirklees
Coordinates 53°37′26″N 1°52′53″W / 53.623800°N 1.881480°W / 53.623800; -1.881480Coordinates: 53°37′26″N 1°52′53″W / 53.623800°N 1.881480°W / 53.623800; -1.881480
Grid reference SE079141
Operations
Station code SWT
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.208 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.186 million
2013/14 Increase 0.208 million
2014/15 Increase 0.209 million
2015/16 Increase 0.213 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 5
History
Original company London and North Western Railway
1849 original station opened
1968 closed
13 December 1982 Present station opened
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 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.[1] The current Stalybridge-bound platform is on the site of the old goods yard.

Facilities[edit]

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).[2]

Services[edit]

Slaithwaite is served by an hourly Northern service from Manchester Victoria station to Huddersfield station throughout the week (including Sundays).[3] 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.

The more frequent TransPennine Express service, from Manchester Piccadilly station passes through Slaithwaite without stopping.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A short history of Slaithwaite station Friends of Slaithwaite Station; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  2. ^ Slaithwaite station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  3. ^ Table 39 National Rail timetable, December 2016

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Huddersfield Line
Historical railways
Marsden
Line and station open
  L&NWR
Huddersfield Line
  Golcar
Line open, Station closed

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