Station code SPY
DfT category F2
Opened 1 July 1850
|Grid reference SE196103|
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
|Address Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8EJ, United Kingdom|
Pte West Yorkshire Metro (Metro)
Similar Stocksmoor railway station, Denby Dale railway st, Brockholes railway station, Honley railway station, Silkstone Common railway st
Shepley railway station 30 7 2016 at a glance
Shepley railway station serves the villages of Shepley and Shelley in West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Penistone Line operated by Northern. Opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1850, it is located at the southern end of one of the two passing loops on the otherwise single track section between Barnsley and Huddersfield.
- Shepley railway station 30 7 2016 at a glance
- Shepley railway station top 5 facts
Shepley was also the junction station for the former branch line to Clayton West, via Skelmanthorpe from its opening in 1879 until closure in January 1983 – the branch has since been reopened as the minimum gauge Kirklees Light Railway, whose western terminus at Shelley is located just under a mile to the east.
The station layout is slightly unusual in that the platforms are staggered (on the opposite sides of a road bridge, as can be seen in the accompanying photo) rather than being located opposite each other like other stations on the route. The station once had a goods yard which has now been converted to housing; its main building on the northbound platform still stands, but is not in rail use.
Shepley railway station top 5 facts
In August 2013, plans were released to install electronic real-time information screens (CIS) at the station. It was later revealed by Metro that they will be installed by January/February 2015. These were eventually commissioned in the spring of 2015. In addition to these, train running details can be obtained from timetable posters on each platform or by phone. The station has been unstaffed since 1966 and has no ticketing provision - all tickets must be bought prior to travel or from the conductor on the train. There are basic shelters on both platforms and each has step-free access.
On Mondays to Saturdays, trains operate hourly from Shepley in each direction, towards Huddersfield and to Barnsley & Sheffield. Services are two-hourly each way on Sundays.