Stocksmoor railway station

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Stocksmoor National Rail
Stocksmoor station.jpg
The view from platform 2
Location
Place Stocksmoor
Local authority Kirklees
Coordinates 53°35′39″N 1°43′25″W / 53.594190°N 1.723550°W / 53.594190; -1.723550Coordinates: 53°35′39″N 1°43′25″W / 53.594190°N 1.723550°W / 53.594190; -1.723550
Grid reference SE183108
Operations
Station code SSM
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 Decrease 26,490
2012/13 Decrease 21,232
2013/14 Increase 23,648
2014/15 Decrease 23,376
2015/16 Decrease 21,628
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1850[1] (1 July 1850[1])
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* 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.
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Stocksmoor railway station serves the village of Stocksmoor near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England.

The station is 6.25 miles (10 km) from Huddersfield on the Penistone Line operated by Northern Rail.

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).

Facilities[edit]

Like the other stations on this route, Stocksmoor is unmanned (and has been so since 1966, when the route was reprieved from closure).[2] 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.[3]

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, trains operate hourly from Stocksmoor in each direction, towards Huddersfield and to Barnsley & Sheffield. On Sundays, trains operate every two hours each way.[4]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Penistone Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1993). The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-08-2. 
  2. ^ Holmfirth Branch - A Brief History Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 16 January 2017
  3. ^ Stocksmoor station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, December 2016

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