Thurnscoe railway station

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Thurnscoe National Rail
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Location
Place Thurnscoe
Local authority Barnsley
Coordinates 53°32′44″N 1°18′30″W / 53.545470°N 1.308470°W / 53.545470; -1.308470Coordinates: 53°32′44″N 1°18′30″W / 53.545470°N 1.308470°W / 53.545470; -1.308470
Grid reference SE459056
Operations
Station code THC
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 66,980
2012/13 Decrease 65,996
2013/14 Increase 69,060
2014/15 Increase 74,888
2015/16 Increase 77,528
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Travel South Yorkshire
Zone Barnsley
History
Original company British Rail
16 May 1988 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thurnscoe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Thurnscoe railway station serves Thurnscoe in South Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Wakefield Line 15 miles (24 km) north of Sheffield railway station. Only stopping services call at the station. It was opened as a new station on 16 May 1988.[1] The station was built by British Rail.

Although the line passed through the three settlements of Thurnscoe, neighbouring Goldthorpe and Bolton-on-Dearne, the Swinton & Knottingley Joint railway originally provided only two stations for the area, at Bolton-on-Dearne and at Frickley. Until 1961 the station was called Bolton on Dearne for Goldthorpe and was served by Sheffield-York stopping services. By the late 1980s the low demand for York-bound passengers meant that only a handful of stopping trains used the line. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, responding to increasing demand for Sheffield-Leeds passengers in the area, and a lack of capacity on the Sheffield-Barnsley-Leeds line, sponsored an hourly service via Bolton and opened new stations at Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe.

Facilities[edit]

The two wooden platforms each have a shelter and passenger information notice boards.[2] It is not staffed and has no ticket machine, so passengers must buy their tickets in advance of travel or on the train from the conductor. Though there is step-free access from the car park onto the platforms, Northern's station information page states that it is unsuitable for use by disabled passengers.[3]

Service[edit]

From Monday to Saturday, there is an hourly service to Sheffield southbound and to Leeds via Wakefield Westgate northbound. On Sunday, there is a two-hourly service in each direction.[4]

Monday to Saturday, there are two services per day operating to York via Pontefract Baghill and an additional two services per day to Sheffield. There is no service on this route on Sundays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 229. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Thurnscoe Station Mapio.net; Retrieved 7 December 2016
  3. ^ Thurnscoe Station Information Northern; Retrieved 7 December 2016
  4. ^ Table 31 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

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