Whitley Bridge railway station

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Whitley Bridge National Rail
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Location
Place Eggborough
Local authority Selby
Coordinates 53°41′57″N 1°09′32″W / 53.699100°N 1.158900°W / 53.699100; -1.158900Coordinates: 53°41′57″N 1°09′32″W / 53.699100°N 1.158900°W / 53.699100; -1.158900
Grid reference SE556228
Operations
Station code WBD
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 980
2012/13 Increase 1,270
2013/14 Decrease 864
2014/15 Decrease 676
2015/16 Increase 1,168
History
Key dates Opened 1848 (1848)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitley Bridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whitley Bridge railway station serves the villages of Eggborough and Whitley in North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Pontefract Line and is 20 miles (32 km) east of Leeds. It was opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1848, on their line between Wakefield Kirkgate and Goole via Knottingley.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has only basic amenities - no permanent buildings remain other than standard glass & metal shelters on each platform. There is a single customer help point on platform 1 (eastbound) and timetable posters on both sides to provide train running information, but tickets must be purchased prior to travel or on the train as there is no ticketing provision here. Step-free access is available to both platforms via the level crossing at the Knottingley end of the station.[1]

Services[edit]

Whitley Bridge has a limited service - Monday to Saturdays, one (early evening) train a day goes to Goole and two per day go to Leeds (one in the morning business peak and the other mid-evening). There is no Sunday service.[2] Trains operate on Bank holidays.

The sparse timetable continues to operate mainly to meet Northern's franchise obligations and to avoid the need for the Knottingley to Goole line to be put through the formal closure process.[3] The line is however also used for freight traffic to/from Drax Power Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitley Bridge station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 19 January 2017
  2. ^ Table 32 National Rail timetable, May 2017
  3. ^ "The ghost trains haunting Britain’s rail network" Freeman, Sarah Yorkshire Post article 28 April 2015; Retrieved 20 July 2016

External links[edit]

Media related to Whitley Bridge railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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