South Milford railway station

South Milford railway station serves the villages of South Milford and Sherburn-in-Elmet in North Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Selby Line 13 miles (21 km) east of Leeds.

South Milford National Rail
South Milford station.jpg
Platform 2 looking West towards Leeds
Location
PlaceSelby
Local authoritySelby
Coordinates53°46′57″N 1°15′04″W / 53.782420°N 1.251140°W / 53.782420; -1.251140Coordinates: 53°46′57″N 1°15′04″W / 53.782420°N 1.251140°W / 53.782420; -1.251140
Grid referenceSE494320
Operations
Station codeSOM
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.131 million
2015/16Increase 0.138 million
2016/17Increase 0.156 million
2017/18Increase 0.172 million
2018/19Increase 0.173 million
History
Key datesOpened 1834 (1834)
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 South Milford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The station was opened in 1834 as Milford railway station. The name was changed to South Milford station in 1867.[1]

Facilities at the station are limited - there are shelters on each platform and passenger information screens and ticket machines were installed in 2018 as part of a programme of station improvements by the operator. There is no footbridge or subway.[2]

The station did have buildings and a signal box up until at least 1979 (the main building was one of the last remaining examples of original Leeds and Selby Railway architecture), but these were subsequently demolished.[3]

ServiceEdit

On Monday to Saturday daytimes, the station is served by a Northern hourly local service, which runs in each direction between Hull Paragon Interchange and Halifax via Leeds and Bradford Interchange.[4] This is an extension of the former Leeds to Selby local stopping service that called here prior to the winter 2019 timetable change. A few additional trains operate at peak times.

On Sundays, there is also an hourly service each way but running between Selby and Leeds only. TransPennine Express services no longer stop here.

Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
TransPennine Express
North TransPennine
Northern

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hitches, Mike (2013), Steam Around York & East Riding (electronic book), Chap.1 York
  2. ^ South Milford station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 29 November 2016
  3. ^ "South Milford"Railway Architecture of North East England; Retrieved 18 November 2016
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2019 Edition, Table 40

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