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Chapeltown railway station

Chapeltown railway station, originally known as Chapeltown South, is a railway station in Chapeltown, a district of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The station is 7.25 miles (12 km) north of Sheffield on the Hallam and Penistone Lines.

Chapeltown National Rail
Chapeltown railway station.JPG
Chapeltown station viewed from the entrance from the Asda supermarket. Recent improvements are visible, including new signage, lighting and the passenger information display systems (visible on platform 2)
Location
Place Chapeltown
Local authority City of Sheffield
Coordinates 53°27′44″N 1°27′59″W / 53.462300°N 1.466250°W / 53.462300; -1.466250Coordinates: 53°27′44″N 1°27′59″W / 53.462300°N 1.466250°W / 53.462300; -1.466250
Grid reference SK355963
Operations
Station code CLN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.310 million
2012/13 Increase 0.323 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.305 million
2014/15 Increase 0.347 million
2015/16 Increase 0.352 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Travel South Yorkshire
Zone Sheffield
History
1897 first station opened
1984 present station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chapeltown from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Chapeltown railway station, old (foreground) and new (in distance)

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HistoryEdit

The present station was the first to be opened under the governance of the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive in 1984;[1] the original station, just over a quarter-mile or 600 m nearer to Barnsley, closed at the same time. The platforms, shown in the photograph of the old station looking towards the new station just visible in the distance, were retained, the Barnsley-bound platform being used as a walkway to connect the original access to the new station.

CCTV was installed in March 2008 for the purposes of crime prevention[citation needed]. Improvements to the station included new signs, lighting, nosing on the steps, and for the first time, installation of passenger information display screens (passenger information system) to provide real-time service information.[2]

The station featured in an episode of the 8th season of the BBC documentary series Great British Railway Journeys in January 2017 - presenter Michael Portillo began the third leg of his journey from Blackpool to Harwich there, visiting local beauty spot Wharncliffe Crags before later rejoining the train at the station to travel on to Sheffield, Conisbrough and Doncaster.[3]

FacilitiesEdit

The concrete platforms each have a "bus stop" style waiting shelter, along with timetable information boards, CIS displays and bench seating; a customer help point is located on platform 2. Though the station is unmanned, a self-service ticket machine is provided for travellers to buy them prior to boarding or collect advance purchase tickets. The station is not listed as accessible on the National Rail website, but there is step-free access to the southbound side via the supermarket car park and along the pathway from Sussex Road northbound (along the old station platform).[4]

ServicesEdit

Services run twice an hour Monday to Saturday to Sheffield (hourly on Sundays) and hourly to Huddersfield on the Penistone Line and Leeds on the Hallam Line respectively (two-hourly Sundays).[5] On a weekday there are two stopping and two through trains in each direction an hour. On Saturdays only, there is a service from Barnsley to Nottingham departing at 6.37am which is the only Nottingham train to serve Chapeltown, and is the only scheduled service to be operated by a Northern 158 DMU.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chapeltown station, 1988" Brooksbank, Ben; Geograph.org; Retrieved 10 April 2016
  2. ^ Chapeltown railway station (2014) Thomas, J Geograph.org; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  3. ^ "Great British Railway Journeys - Series 8, Episode 8" Radio Times; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  4. ^ Chapeltown (South Yorks) station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  5. ^ GB eNRT, May 2016 Edition, Table 34
Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
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Hallam Line
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Penistone Line*
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Nottingham to Leeds Route**