Moorthorpe Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Moorthorpe railway station serves Moorthorpe and South Kirkby, near Pontefract, in the City of Wakefield district of West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Dearne Valley Line and the Wakefield Line both operated by Northern Rail. The station was opened in May 1879 jointly by the Midland Railway and North Eastern Railway as part of their Swinton and Knottingley Joint Railway scheme. A short chord was also built some time later (after the 1923 Grouping) to link the S&K Joint line with the main Doncaster to Leeds line at South Kirkby Junction. This latter connection is now part of the main line between Sheffield and Leeds and is used by CrossCountry services between Edinburgh Waverley and Birmingham New Street and beyond in addition to local trains on the Leeds - Rotherham Central - Sheffield route (Wakefield Line). The junction of the two lines is immediately north of the station, with the line to York then bridging the GNR main line on its way northwards. After the station was reduced to the status of an unstaffed halt in the 1970s, the station building was converted into a pub. This closed in the 1980s and the building became derelict. However it has recently been restored by the town council, with funding from the Railway Heritage Trust, to include office space, a community cafe and a booking office. A footbridge was opened at the station at the end of May 2010; previously passengers had to cross the tracks at a flat crossing.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 38033 0
2014 32388 0
2013 31260 0
2012 28739 0
2011 27393 0
2010 27231 0
2009 29864 0
2008 27519 0
2007 27021 0

Location Data

  • UK Parliament Constituency: Hemsworth
  • Metropolitan District Ward: South Elmsall and South Kirkby
  • Civil Parish/community: South Kirkby and Moorthorpe
  • Metropolitan District: Wakefield City Council
  • European Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Recent Crime Figures

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