Castleford Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Castleford railway station is an unstaffed railway station serving the town of Castleford in West Yorkshire. It lies on the Hallam and the Pontefract Lines 11 miles (18 km) south east of Leeds. Although originally built as a through station, regular passenger services beyond Castleford towards York were discontinued in January 1970. Today, all trains calling at the station reverse here, arriving and departing from the former northbound platform 1. Platform 2 is currently out of use & inaccessible, though it was brought back into use temporarily during the Leeds First project in 2002 when Transpennine services between York and Huddersfield were diverted to avoid engineering work in Leeds, routed via Church Fenton, Castleford and Wakefield Kirkgate. It may also be brought back into use on a more permanent basis to help accommodate extra peak hour services if Network Rail proceed with plans mooted in the recent Yorkshire & Humberside RUS. The route from Church Fenton continues to be used for freight traffic, empty stock transfers, special trains and such engineering and other out-of-course diversions as required (such as in the summer of 2008, when all Sunday services between Leeds and York/Hull were routed this way due to work near Micklefield). Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, has been developing plans to relocate Castleford bus station to a new site next to the railway station, and to create a fully integrated and staffed transport interchange. As of October 2014 the new bus station was under construction and is due to open in early 2015.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 80355 0
2014 69820 13079
2013 65584 10627
2012 62714 11101
2011 57942 0
2010 58356 0
2009 65139 0
2008 73590 0
2007 68216 0

Location Data

  • Metropolitan District Ward: Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
  • Metropolitan District: Wakefield City Council
  • European Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Recent Crime Figures

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February 2015 1 01000000000000
January 2015 1 00000000000100
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 1 00000000000100
October 2014 0 00000000000000
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August 2014 0 00000000000000
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October 2013 0 00000000000000
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August 2013 1 00000000001000
July 2013 1 00000000000100
June 2013 0 00000000000000
May 2013 0 00000000000000
April 2013 1 00000010000000
March 2013 1 00000000010000

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