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Lockwood railway station

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Place  Lockwood
Station code  LCK
DfT category  F2
Opened  1 July 1850
Local authority  Kirklees
Grid reference  SE132153
Managed by  Northern
2011/12  41,734
Number of platforms  1
Lockwood railway station
Address  Huddersfield HD1 3SW, United Kingdom
Similar  Berry Brow railway station, Brockholes railway station, Brighouse railway station, Mirfield railway station, Deighton railway station

Lockwood railway station is a railway station in Huddersfield, England. It is situated 1.5 miles (2 km) south of Huddersfield station on the Penistone Line between Huddersfield and Sheffield. It serves the Lockwood district of Huddersfield, and services are provided by Northern.

Contents

The station comprises a single side platform alongside the single-line of the railway, although the remains of a second platform alongside the site of the former second track (removed in 1989) are still visible.

To the south of the station, the line to Sheffield passes over the valley of the River Holme by an impressive 476 yards (435 m) long stone viaduct to Berry Brow. Below the 122 feet (37 m) high structure is the Huddersfield Rugby Union Club ground at Lockwood Park, which was formerly a Bass Brewery. The former Meltham branch line branched off the main line just before the viaduct. This line closed to passengers in 1949 and to freight in 1965. To the north, the route passes through a short tunnel then crosses another large viaduct across the River Colne before joining the main line at Springwood Junction.

Lockwood railway station


Facilities

The station is unstaffed and has a basic shelter on its single active platform; all tickets must be bought on the train or in advance, as there is no ticket machine. A help point and digital information screen are provided to offer train running information. Step-free access is via a ramp from the station car park.

Services

All services to the station are operated by Northern. There is an hourly service in both directions on Monday to Saturdays, and a two-hourly service on Sundays.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 28 October 1913, a freight train became divided. The rear portion ran away and was derailed at the station.
  • In 1952, a rake of wagons ran away and was derailed by trap points at the station.
  • On 28 June 1958, a rake of four carriages ran away and were derailed by trap points at the station, crashing into the booking office.
  • References

    Lockwood railway station Wikipedia


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