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Poppleton railway station is a station serving the suburban village of Upper Poppleton in the York and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Harrogate Line 3 miles (5 km) west of York and is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services.

Poppleton National Rail
Poppleton Station - Station Road - geograph.org.uk - 2659751.jpg
Location
PlaceUpper Poppleton
Local authorityCity of York
Coordinates53°58′34″N 1°08′54″W / 53.9760°N 1.1482°W / 53.9760; -1.1482Coordinates: 53°58′34″N 1°08′54″W / 53.9760°N 1.1482°W / 53.9760; -1.1482
Grid referenceSE559536
Operations
Station codePOP
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 73,136
2014/15Decrease 64,330
2015/16Increase 64,550
2016/17Decrease 61,456
2017/18Increase 67,734
History
Key datesOpened 1848 (1848)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Poppleton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The line is double track between Poppleton and Skelton Junction in York. Westwards of Poppleton station the line is single track as far as Hammerton.[1]

The station still has a nursery (horticultural) which used to supply plants across the stations in Yorkshire pre-privatisation. A two-foot gauge railway still operates around the nursery.[2]

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FacilitiesEdit

The main buildings here are now privately occupied and the station is unmanned. The lack of ticket machines means that tickets need to purchased either on the train or in advance.[3] There are shelters and digital information screens on each platform. Step-free access is available to both platforms, which are linked by the manually-operated level crossing, which still (as of 2017) retains its wooden gates and ground-level signal box.[4]

ServicesEdit

Generally there is an hourly service (with peak extras) operated by Northern to York eastbound and Leeds via Harrogate westbound. Services travelling from Leeds continue on to York.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jacobs, Gerald (2006). Railway Track Diagrams - Eastern. Bradford-On-Avon: Trackmaps. pp. 42E. ISBN 0-9549866-2-8.
  2. ^ "Poppleton Community Railway Nursery | Home". www.poppletonrailwaynursery.co.uk. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ Poppleton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 30 November 2016
  4. ^ Poppleton station Thomas, J Geograph.org; Retrieved 30 November 2016
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable December 2016 - May 2017, Table 35

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Hammerton   Northern
Harrogate Line
  York