Wombwell railway station

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Wombwell National Rail
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Location
Place Wombwell
Local authority Barnsley
Coordinates 53°31′03″N 1°24′59″W / 53.5175°N 1.4164°W / 53.5175; -1.4164Coordinates: 53°31′03″N 1°24′59″W / 53.5175°N 1.4164°W / 53.5175; -1.4164
Grid reference SE387024
Operations
Station code WOM
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.196 million
2012/13 Increase 0.204 million
2013/14 Increase 0.214 million
2014/15 Increase 0.233 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.224 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Travel South Yorkshire
Zone Barnsley
History
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 July 1897 Opened as Wombwell
25 September 1950 Renamed Wombwell West
20 February 1969 Renamed Wombwell
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wombwell from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wombwell railway station lies in Wombwell, a town south of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The station is 12 miles (19 km) north of Sheffield on the Hallam and Penistone Lines. The station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1 July 1897, and between 25 September 1950 and 20 February 1969 was known as Wombwell West to distinguish it from Wombwell's other railway station, Wombwell Central, which closed in 1959.[1]

CCTV was recently installed for the purposes of crime prevention. Other recent improvements to the station include new signage, lighting, and, for the first time, installation of passenger information display screens to provide real-time service information.[2]

The station car park was extended in 2009 to give a total of 74 spaces for rail users.[3]

Facilities[edit]

There are no permanent buildings remaining at the station (which is unmanned), aside from standard waiting shelters on each platform. Tickets can only be bought in advance or on the train, as no ticketing facilities are available. The aforementioned CIS displays provide train running information, along with timetable poster boards. There is step-free access to both platforms via ramps from the road above.[4]

Services[edit]

Services currently run twice per hour Monday to Saturdays to Sheffield (hourly Sundays) and hourly to Huddersfield on the Penistone Line and Leeds via Wakefield Kirkgate and Castleford on the Hallam Line respectively (two-hourly Sundays).[5] A single southbound through train to Nottingham calls here on Saturday mornings only at 06.22.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 253. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Train departing Wombwell station (2015) Clitheroe, Jonathan Geograph.org; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  3. ^ "Expanded Wombwell Station Park and Ride to open" SYPTE News release 23 June 2009
  4. ^ Wombwell station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable December 2016 Edition, Table 34
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