Goldthorpe railway station
Goldthorpe railway station serves the village of Goldthorpe, in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Wakefield Line 14.25 miles (23 km) north of Sheffield railway station. It was opened in May 1988.
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|16 May 1988||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Goldthorpe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Although it passed through the three settlements of Goldthorpe, neighbouring Thurnscoe and Bolton upon Dearne, the Swinton & Knottingley Joint Railway only provided one station for the area, at Bolton; both the other settlements were served by stations on other lines. Until 1961 this station was called Bolton on Dearne for Goldthorpe and was served by Sheffield-York stopping services.
By the late 1980s the low demand for York-bound passengers meant that only a handful of stopping trains used the line. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, responding to increasing demand for Sheffield-Leeds passengers in the area, and a lack of capacity on the Sheffield-Barnsley-Leeds line, sponsored an hourly service via Bolton to Wakefield Westgate & Leeds, and opened new stations at Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe.
The layout here is very similar to neighbouring Thurnscoe (and other stations opened on the same route, e.g. Sandal and Agbrigg and Outwood), namely two wooden platforms with basic shelters on each side. The station is unmanned and has no ticket machine, so tickets must be purchased in advance or on the train. Digital display screens and timetable posters provide train running information. Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps from the nearby road.
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