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Cononley railway station serves the village of Cononley in North Yorkshire, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern.

Cononley National Rail
Cononley railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceCononley
Local authorityCraven
Coordinates53°55′02″N 2°00′43″W / 53.9173°N 2.0119°W / 53.9173; -2.0119Coordinates: 53°55′02″N 2°00′43″W / 53.9173°N 2.0119°W / 53.9173; -2.0119
Grid referenceSD993467
Operations
Station codeCEY
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.170 million
2014/15Increase 0.186 million
2015/16Decrease 0.166 million
2016/17Increase 0.178 million
2017/18Increase 0.197 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEWest Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone7
History
1847Opened
22 March 1965Closed
1988Reopened
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 Cononley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

It was originally opened in late 1847, at a cost of £900, by the Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway.[1] It was closed on 22 March 1965,[2] though its platforms remained intact and the main buildings survived until the mid-1970s.[3]

It was reopened by British Rail in 1988 at a cost of £34,000, which was borne by the county, district and local parish councils and the Rural Development Commission.

The station has two platforms and is right beside Cononley's main street. Step-free access is available to both platforms, via the level crossing at the Skipton end of the station. It is unstaffed but has now been fitted with a ticket machine in the shelter on the southbound platform to allow passengers to buy before travelling.[4] An automated Tannoy system and digital information screens provide train running information to passengers.

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ServicesEdit

During Monday to Saturday daytime, there is a half-hourly service from Skipton to both Leeds and Bradford Forster Square and four trains an hour towards Skipton. In the evenings there is a half-hourly service to Leeds, an hourly service to Bradford Forster Square and three trains per hour to Skipton.[5]

On Sundays is an hourly service to Leeds and Bradford with two trains per hour to Skipton.

These services are normally provided by Class 333 or Class 322 EMUs.

Services towards Morecambe and Carlisle normally pass through without stopping, but the first morning service to Carlisle and the last evening train from Ribblehead to Leeds each serve the station. One train to both Morecambe and Carlisle stop here on Sunday mornings.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Steeton and Silsden   Northern
Airedale Line
  Skipton
Steeton and Silsden   Northern
Leeds-Morecambe Line
  Skipton
Steeton and Silsden   Northern
Settle-Carlisle Line
  Skipton
  Historical railways  
Kildwick and Crosshills
Station closed; Line open
  Midland Railway
Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway
  Skipton

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Binns, p. 8
  2. ^ Binns, p. 23
  3. ^ Shipley to Skipton - Cononley (1975) Lost Railways - West Yorkshire; Retrieved 1 December 2016
  4. ^ Cononley station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 29 November 2016
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2019 Edition, Table 36 (Network Rail)

ReferencesEdit

  • Binns, D. (1984), Steam in Airedale, Wyvern Publications, Skipton, ISBN 0-907941-11-7

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