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Shepley railway station

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Place  Shepley
Station code  SPY
DfT category  F2
Opened  1 July 1850
Local authority  Kirklees
Grid reference  SE196103
Managed by  Northern
2011/12  66,938
Number of platforms  2
Shepley railway station
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.

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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.

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Facilities

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.

Services

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.

References

Shepley railway station Wikipedia


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