Snaith railway station
|Location||Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
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.
The former five trains each way per day service of the late 1980s (see British Rail National Passenger Timetables from May 1988–90) was cut in half in 1991 (due to shortage of rolling stock) and again in 2004, leaving only a residual "Parliamentary" minimum timetable in operation east of Knottingley to avoid the need for statutory closure proceedings - a situation that remains unchanged to this day.
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. The signal box has been demolished and the crossing automated.
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.
Snaith is served by a limited service of 3 trains per day Monday-Saturday only. There are 2 trains per day to Leeds (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening) and 1 train per day to Goole (in the evening only). The station is not served on Sundays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
- "The ghost trains haunting Britain’s rail network" Freeman, Sarah Yorkshire Post 28 April 2015; Retrieved 19 July 2016
- Snaith Railway station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 19 January 2017
- Snaith station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 32 National Rail timetable, May 2019
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