Snaith railway station

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Snaith National Rail
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Location
Place Snaith
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates 53°41′34″N 1°01′34″W / 53.69279°N 1.02600°W / 53.69279; -1.02600Coordinates: 53°41′34″N 1°01′34″W / 53.69279°N 1.02600°W / 53.69279; -1.02600
Grid reference SE643222
Operations
Station code SNI
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease1,738
2012/13 Increase1,808
2013/14 Decrease1,776
2014/15 Decrease1,591
2015/16 Increase1,692
History
Key dates Opened 1848 (1848)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Snaith from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Snaith railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Snaith in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located 26 miles (42 km) east of Leeds railway station on the Pontefract Line, between Knottingley and Goole.

History[edit]

The station was opened in April 1848 (along with the line) by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, linking the coalfields of West Yorkshire to the busy inland port at Goole. The station had two platforms and a signal box (to supervise nearby sidings and a level crossing) until 1985, but only one platform here is now in use (and only along part of its length) following the singling of the Hensall to Goole portion of the route.[1] The signal box has been demolished and the crossing automated.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned, has no permanent buildings or ticketing facilities (so tickets must be purchased in advance or on the train) and minimal amenities - just a single waiting shelter, bicycle rack and timetable poster board. Step-free access is available from the car park to the platform.[2]

Services[edit]

Snaith has only a limited service - on Mondays to Saturdays, one train a day goes to Goole and two per day go to Leeds.[3] There is no Sunday service. The trains stopping at Snaith are known as parliamentary trains or "ghost trains", since they are mostly empty and only scheduled in order to avoid closing the station.[4] However, unlike "ghost trains" on some routes, Snaith's trains run at convenient times to provide a commuter service towards Leeds, and there is thus some level of local passenger use.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snaith Railway station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 19 January 2017
  2. ^ Snaith station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 32 National Rail timetable, December 2016
  4. ^ "Why Britain has secret ghost trains". BBC. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

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