Weeton railway station

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Weeton National Rail
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View looking south towards Leeds
Location
Place Huby
Local authority Harrogate
Coordinates 53°55′23″N 1°34′53″W / 53.9231°N 1.5813°W / 53.9231; -1.5813Coordinates: 53°55′23″N 1°34′53″W / 53.9231°N 1.5813°W / 53.9231; -1.5813
Grid reference SE275475
Operations
Station code WET
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 60,374
2012/13 Increase 61,378
2013/14 Increase 64,474
2014/15 Increase 70,522
2015/16 Increase 74,096
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 6
History
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
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* 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.

History[edit]

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.[1][2][3] On 9 July 1849, the final section of the original L&TR main line was formally opened, between Weeton and Leeds.[2] The station at Weeton was described as Weeton for Ormscliff Crags in some timetables.[3]

Facilities[edit]

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.[4]

Services[edit]

During Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is generally a half-hourly service southbound to Leeds and a half-hourly service northbound to Knaresborough with one train per hour onwards to York.[5]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b Allen, Cecil J. (1974) [1964]. The North Eastern Railway. Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 91–92. ISBN 0-7110-0495-1. 
  3. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 243. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ Weeton station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  5. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 35

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