Dodworth railway station

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Dodworth National Rail
Dodworth railway station in 2006.jpg
Dodworth railway station in 2006
Location
PlaceDodworth
Local authorityBarnsley
Coordinates53°32′39″N 1°31′55″W / 53.544160°N 1.531950°W / 53.544160; -1.531950Coordinates: 53°32′39″N 1°31′55″W / 53.544160°N 1.531950°W / 53.544160; -1.531950
Grid referenceSE311053
Operations
Station codeDOD
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 36,390
2014/15Increase 43,698
2015/16Increase 47,944
2016/17Decrease 46,244
2017/18Increase 46,756
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESouth Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
ZoneBarnsley
History
1 July 1854opened
1959closed
May 1989opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dodworth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Dodworth railway station serves the village of Dodworth, in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. The station is 2 miles 71 chains (4.6 km) west of Barnsley on the Penistone Line between Huddersfield and Sheffield.[1]

Originally its immediate next stations were at Silkstone and Summer Lane. Summer Lane was not reopened, and nowadays the next station eastwards is Barnsley.

History[edit]

The present Dodworth station was opened on the site of the original, built by South Yorkshire Railway and opened on 1 July 1854,[2] adjacent to the level crossing which took the main Manchester road (the present-day A628 road) through the village; the crossing and the access to the local colliery was controlled from a signal box, of Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) hipped-roof design, set by the crossing and which was demolished by a derailment on 24 January 1955.[3] The rebuilt box was a brick built, flat roofed affair (this still stands, but is now disused - the crossing is remotely operated from Barnsley Power Signal Box (P.S.B.).[4][5]

The station was rebuilt by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in the last quarter of the 19th century in their "Double Pavilion" style; this station was closed on 29 June 1959.[6] Coal traffic from the adjacent mine continued to be dispatched by rail right up until its closure in 1985, but the former sidings have since been lifted and the site redeveloped.[7]

New station[edit]

Part of the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive's plan for the line was to reopen the stations at Silkstone (actually at Silkstone Common) and Dodworth. Dodworth was reopened as a single platform station, with car parking facilities from the commencement of the new timetable on 15 May 1989.[8]

The station is unstaffed and has only basic facilities (a waiting shelter, timetable information posters and bench seating). No display screens or automatic announcements are provided, though there is a customer help point at the station entrance. There is no step-free access to the platform for mobility-impaired passengers or wheelchair users due to high kerbs on the pavement linking the car park and the ramp to the platform.[9]

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, trains operate hourly towards Huddersfield westbound and to Barnsley and Sheffield eastbound; a two-hourly frequency operates on Sundays.[10]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Penistone Line

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yonge, John (September 2006) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 36A. ISBN 0-9549866-2-8.
  2. ^ Body 1989, p. 30.
  3. ^ Whitehouse, Alan (2017). Rails through Barnsley; a photographic journey. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-52670-645-4.
  4. ^ "Level crossing east of Dodworth station" Slater, John, "Geograph.org"; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  5. ^ Deaves, Phil. "Signal box prefix codes, D". www.railwaycodes.org.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ Body 1989, p. 32.
  7. ^ Whitehouse, Alan (2017). Rails through Barnsley; a photographic journey. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-52670-645-4.
  8. ^ Kelly, Peter, ed. (July 1989). "Trains again at Dodworth". The Railway Magazine. Vol. 135 no. 1, 059. Surrey: Prospect Magazines. p. 423. ISSN 0033-8923.
  9. ^ Dodworth station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  10. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, December 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Body, Geoffrey (1989). Railways of the North Eastern Region; Vol 2, Northern Operating Area. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens. ISBN 1-85260-072-1.