Ravensthorpe railway station

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Ravensthorpe National Rail
Ravensthorpe station p1.jpg
Ravensthorpe station, looking towards Dewsbury and Leeds
Location
PlaceRavensthorpe
Local authorityKirklees
Coordinates53°40′32″N 1°39′20″W / 53.675660°N 1.655550°W / 53.675660; -1.655550Coordinates: 53°40′32″N 1°39′20″W / 53.675660°N 1.655550°W / 53.675660; -1.655550
Grid referenceSE228199
Operations
Station codeRVN
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 33,288
2014/15Increase 34,974
2015/16Increase 36,962
2016/17Increase 42,548
2017/18Decrease 38,294
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire Metro
Zone3
History
Key datesOpened 1890 (1890)
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 Ravensthorpe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Ravensthorpe railway station serves the Ravensthorpe suburb of Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the Huddersfield line between Leeds and Manchester, 8 miles (13 km) north east of Huddersfield.

The station is managed by Northern, although all services are currently provided by TransPennine Express.

Ravensthorpe station is adjacent to Thornhill LNW (London North Western) Junction, where a line branches to Wakefield Kirkgate. There are plans to extend the station by building new platforms on this line, which was built by the former Manchester and Leeds Railway.

History[edit]

Ravensthorpe was a late addition to the London and North Western Railway, with the station and goods shed built in 1890 to attract freight traffic in the area; the line itself opened some 42 years earlier.

Facilities[edit]

Ravensthorpe station is unstaffed; the former station buildings, having been damaged by fire, were demolished and replaced with basic shelters. There are no facilities to purchase tickets and so passengers must purchase tickets on the train.

There are timetable posters and a telephone available to obtain train running information, along with digital information screens. Step-free access is limited to the eastbound platform, as the westbound platform can only be reached by steps.[1]

Ravensthorpe is one of West Yorkshire's least used stations due to its relatively remote location, although it does also serve the nearby village of Thornhill.

Services[edit]

Ravensthorpe is served each day (including Sundays) by an hourly TransPennine Express service running between Leeds and Huddersfield;[2] this replaced the former local Northern-run Leeds to Huddersfield stopping service at the May 2018 timetable change. A limited number of weekday peak Northern services between Leeds and Manchester Victoria via Brighouse also stop here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ravensthorpe station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 28 November 2016
  2. ^ Table 39 National Rail timetable, December 2018

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Railways in North Kirklees
Past, present and future
Great Northern Railway
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Northorpe North Road
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Ravensthorpe Lower
Dewsbury Goods
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Ravensthorpe
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