Wombwell railway station

Wombwell railway station lies in Wombwell, a town south of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The station is 12 miles (19 km) north of Sheffield on the Hallam and Penistone Lines. The station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1 July 1897, and between 25 September 1950 and 20 February 1969 was known as Wombwell West to distinguish it from Wombwell's other railway station, Wombwell Central, which closed in 1959.[1]

CCTV was recently installed for the purposes of crime prevention. Other recent improvements to the station include new signage, lighting, and, for the first time, installation of passenger information display screens to provide real-time service information.[2]

The station car park was extended in 2009 to give a total of 74 spaces for rail users.[3]

Wombwell National Rail
Wombwell Station 2018
Location
PlaceWombwell
Local authorityBarnsley
Coordinates53°31′03″N 1°24′59″W / 53.5175°N 1.4164°WCoordinates: 53°31′03″N 1°24′59″W / 53.5175°N 1.4164°W
Grid referenceSE387024
Operations
Station codeWOM
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 0.214 million
2014/15Increase 0.233 million
2015/16Decrease 0.224 million
2016/17Decrease 0.215 million
2017/18Increase 0.216 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETravel South Yorkshire
ZoneBarnsley
History
Original companyMidland Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 July 1897Opened as Wombwell
25 September 1950Renamed Wombwell West
20 February 1969Renamed Wombwell
National Rail – UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wombwell from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Facilities

There are no permanent buildings remaining at the station (which is unmanned), aside from standard waiting shelters on each platform. Tickets can only be bought in advance or on the train, as the self-service ticket machine has been removed. The aforementioned CIS displays provide train running information, along with timetable poster boards. There is step-free access to both platforms via ramps from the road above.[4]

Services

Services currently run twice per hour Monday to Saturdays to Sheffield (hourly Sundays) and hourly to Huddersfield on the Penistone Line and Leeds via Wakefield Kirkgate and Castleford on the Hallam Line respectively (two-hourly Sundays).[5] A single southbound through train to Nottingham calls here on Saturday mornings only at 06.22.

Notes

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 253. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Train departing Wombwell station (2015) Clitheroe, Jonathan Geograph.org; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  3. ^ "Expanded Wombwell Station Park and Ride to open" SYPTE News release 23 June 2009
  4. ^ Wombwell station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable December 2018 Edition, Table 34
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Hallam Line
Northern
Penistone Line
A6195 road

The A6195 road runs through the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire.

Hemingfield

Hemingfield is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. The village falls within the Hoyland Milton Ward of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. The village has two pubs, The Albion and The Elephant & Castle, as well as a post office, a pharmacy and The Ellis CofE Primary School. Notable organisations, past and present, include Hemingfield Action Group (HAG) and Albion AFC.

In the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870–72) John Marius Wilson described Hemingfield:

HEMINGFIELD, a village in Wombwell township, Darfield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 4 miles SE of Barnesley. Pop., 346. It has a post office under Barnesley, and a charity school.

Wombwell

Wombwell (locally ) is a town near Barnsley, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The town in the 2011 census was split between a ward called Wombwell, as well as small parts that fell under two other wards called Darfield (specifically the area south of Pitt Street, including Broomhill) and Stairfoot (specifically the area south of Aldham Crescent). Added together, these list the town's population as roughly 15,316.

Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name's origin may mean "Womba's Well", or "well in a hollow".

Wombwell railway station (formerly Wombwell West) serves the Penistone and Hallam lines. Until 1959 it had another station (Wombwell Central) on the Barnsley-Doncaster line that was closed when that line lost its passenger service. Wombwell was home to two collieries; Wombwell Main and Mitchells Main. Wombwell is close to the large shopping and leisure facilities of Cortonwood, and also has a number of local business from cafes to travel agents and high street chains like Wilko store on High Street.

Wombwell has one main cemetery, tended to by a voluntary group named the Friends of Wombwell Cemetery. The cemetery houses two chapels that are Grade II listed buildings: one of which was transformed into an outdoor "Peace Garden" without a roof due to a fire before the group materialised; the other renovated into a "Community Hub".

Wombwell Central railway station

Wombwell Central railway station was a railway station situated on the South Yorkshire Railway company's line between Mexborough and Barnsley. The station lay between Wath Central and Stairfoot. The station was built to serve the mining village of Wombwell, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England and is situated on its northern edge.

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