Weeton railway station
View looking south towards Leeds
|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)|
|Original company||Leeds and Thirsk Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|1 September 1848||Station opened as terminus of line from Thirsk|
|9 July 1849||Line extended to Leeds|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Weeton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Weeton railway station serves the villages of Weeton and Huby in North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Harrogate Line 11.5 miles (19 km) north of Leeds and operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services.
The Leeds and Thirsk Railway was authorised in 1845, and built in stages. The section between Wormald Green and Weeton opened on 1 September 1848. On 9 July 1849, the final section of the original L&TR main line was formally opened, between Weeton and Leeds. The station at Weeton was described as Weeton for Ormscliff Crags in some timetables.
The station is unstaffed and so tickets must be purchased from the conductor on the train or prior to the journey. There are only basic shelters on each platform, but there are passenger information screens in place and a public address system to provide train running information. Neither platform is DDA-compliant, as the Leeds one has steps to it and access to the Harrogate one is via a steep pathway.
In the evenings and on Sundays there is generally an hourly service in each direction, with some services starting/terminating at Harrogate at the beginning & end of service.
- James, Leslie (November 1983). A Chronology of the Construction of Britain's Railways 1778-1855. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 53. ISBN 0-7110-1277-6. BE/1183.
- Allen, Cecil J. (1974) . The North Eastern Railway. Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 91–92. ISBN 0-7110-0495-1.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 243. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Weeton station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 35
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