Micklefield railway station

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Micklefield National Rail
Micklefield station 2.jpg
Platform 2
Location
PlaceMicklefield
Local authorityCity of Leeds
Coordinates53°47′19″N 1°19′31″W / 53.7887°N 1.3254°W / 53.7887; -1.3254Coordinates: 53°47′19″N 1°19′31″W / 53.7887°N 1.3254°W / 53.7887; -1.3254
Grid referenceSE445326
Operations
Station codeMIK
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.181 million
– Interchange 2,966
2014/15Decrease 0.171 million
– Interchange Increase 3,627
2015/16Increase 0.175 million
– Interchange Increase 4,474
2016/17Decrease 0.171 million
– Interchange Increase 4,898
2017/18Decrease 0.164 million
– Interchange Decrease 4,225
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire Metro
Zone3
History
Key datesOpened 1834 (1834)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Micklefield from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Micklefield railway station serves the village of Micklefield, near Garforth in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Selby and York Lines, operated by Northern, 9.75 miles (16 km) east of Leeds.

Just east of the station, the York and Selby Lines split in their respective directions.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened by the Leeds and Selby Railway in 1834, though buildings weren't erected (on the north side) until the following year; the line towards Church Fenton was added by the North Eastern Railway in 1869 and four years later the first of two rounds of improvements to the station were initiated, with the rebuilding of the 1835 station house. Even after this was completed, there were complaints leveled at the NER by local travellers over the facilities on offer and so in 1879, the contract for a completely new station was placed;[1] this included new platforms, footbridge and a booking office on the westbound platform, along with access from the original A1 Great North Road (since bypassed - the present A1 crosses the railway to the east, near the junction of the two lines). The buildings and bridge were demolished in the 1970s (though the older station house still stands) and there are now only basic waiting shelters on each (staggered) platform.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed (with no ticket vending facilities) and travellers must purchase their tickets on the train. Train running information is provided via CIS displays, automated announcements and timetable poster boards. Step-free access is available to both platforms.[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytime there is a half-hourly service calling at all stations to Leeds. Evenings and Sundays, the service is hourly (evening trains run between York & Leeds only, whilst on Sundays the service runs to Bradford Interchange and Blackpool North). Regular weekday running to destinations west of Leeds ended at the December 2018 timetable change, save for a small number of morning peak trains.

Eastbound there is an hourly service to York (mostly direct to York) and Selby next stop South Milford respectively during Monday to Saturday daytimes. Evenings and Sundays, there is an hourly service to York only.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Micklefield" Railway Architecture in the North East; Retrieved 18 November 2016
  2. ^ Micklefield station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 29 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 40 National Rail timetable, December 2018

External links[edit]

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