Stocksmoor railway station
The view from platform 2
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||West Yorkshire (Metro)|
|Key dates||Opened 1 July 1850|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stocksmoor from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Most of the Penistone Line is single track between Huddersfield and Barnsley (and has been since 1989). However, Stocksmoor marks the first point (for Sheffield-bound trains) or last point (for Huddersfield-bound trains) where there is dual running track (the passing loop extends as far south as the next station at Shepley and most trains are scheduled to pass each other on this section).
Like the other stations on this route, Stocksmoor is unmanned (and has been so since 1966, when the route was reprieved from closure). It has shelters on each platform; the old station waiting room on the southbound side still stands, though it is not in rail use. Train running information is provided by timetable posters and by telephone, though operator Northern is funding the provision of digital display screens here in 2016 as well as Brockholes, Berry Brow and Lockwood. Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps from the nearby road.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Kirklees South Lines
- Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2.
- Holmfirth Branch - A Brief History Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 16 January 2017
- Stocksmoor station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 34 National Rail timetable, December 2016
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