Huddersfield railway station
Huddersfield railway station serves the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The station is managed by First TransPennine Express who provide trains between the North East, North and East Yorkshire, and Leeds to the east and Manchester Piccadilly and North West. It is also served by local Northern Rail trains on the Huddersfield Line, between Leeds/ Wakefield Westgate and Manchester Victoria station. Additionally the Penistone Line to Sheffield (where the Midland Main Line is reached for services to Leicester and London) and more recently the Caldervale Line for trains towards Halifax and Bradford Interchange.

The station building
Designed by the architect James Pigott Pritchett and built by the firm of Joseph Kaye in 1846”“50 using the neo-classical style, the station is well known in architectural circles for its classical style facade with a portico of the Corinthian order, consisting of six columns in width and two in depth, which dominates St George's Square, where it is located, facing out towards Lion Buildings. It is a grade I listed building. The imposing station frontage was described by John Betjeman as the most splendid in England and by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as 'one of the best early railway stations in England'. Within the station frontage, to each side of the main entrance, there are two public houses, The Head Of Steam and The King's Head (previously known as The Station Tavern); both facilities are accessible from platform 1. At the building's entrance the booking office is to the left and to the right there are the train timetables and a newsagent. Platforms 4 to 8 are located via a lift or subway, accessed from platform 1. The public conveniences are located through this subway at the top of the steps to platforms 4”“8. The platforms are covered all covered by a large canopy. To the rear of the station there are some sidings.

The station is situated on St George's Square, which was refurbished in 2009. The square has been fully pedestrianised and there is no longer any parking available in front of the station entrance. There is however parking nearby on Brook Street. The station is situated some distance from Huddersfield bus station, so interchange facilities are limited, however the Huddersfield FreeCityBus connects the railway station with the bus station as well as the University of Huddersfield and other areas of the town centre. There are six platforms:
  • Platform 1 " Express services to Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Liverpool.
  • Platform 2 " Terminus platform for Penistone Line services to/from Sheffield.
  • Platform 4 " Stopping services to Leeds (4a) and Manchester Victoria (4b). (One evening train from Hull terminates at platform 4a.)
  • Platforms 5 and 6 " Terminus platforms for local services to/from Leeds (via the Caldervale Line) and Wakefield Westgate.
  • Platform 8 " Express services to Leeds, Hull, York, Scarborough, Middlesbrough and Newcastle.

During Monday to Friday daytimes, TransPennine Express operate hourly services to Newcastle (Journey time approx. 2 hours 10 mins), Hull (approx. 1 hour 20 mins), Scarborough (approx. 1 hour 45 mins) and Middlesbrough (approx. 2 hours 20 mins), all of which call at Leeds (approx. 20 mins) which creates a fast service every 15 minutes. These are supplemented by stopping MetroTrain services. There are four trains per hour to Manchester Piccadilly (approx. 35 mins) and two continue to Manchester Airport (approx. 15 mins from Manchester Piccadilly) and another continues to Liverpool (approx. 50 mins from Manchester Piccadilly). Northern Rail operates hourly services to Sheffield (approx. 1 hour 20 mins), Manchester Victoria (approx. 50 mins), Wakefield Westgate (approx 35 mins), Selby via Bradford Interchange (approx. 1 hour 40 mins) and Leeds (approx. 40 mins).

Preceding station National Rail Following station First TransPennine Express Terminus Northern Rail Northern Rail Manchester Victoria services Terminus Terminus Northern Rail Leeds and Wakefield services Deighton Lockwood Northern Rail Penistone Line Terminus Disused Railways Longwood and Milnsbridge L&YR Terminus Kirklees South Lines Legend
To Heckmondwike

To Dewsbury and Wakefield To Calderdale

Cooper Bridge



Kirkheaton Newtown goods


Fenay Bridge and Lepton Longwood and Milnsbridge

Lockwood Golcar

Kirkburton Netherton

Berry Brow Slaithwaite

Healey House Meltham

Honley Marsden

Brockholes To Saddleworth


Stocksmoor Holmfirth


Denby Dale

Shelley to Penistone


Cuckoos Nest

Steam Trains
In keeping with the on-site Head of Steam railway pub, several steam trains still pass through Huddersfield Station including the Cotton Mill Express and the Scarborough Flyer. On the disused side of platform 2 of this station, an old carriage is bolted to the ground, and set in its window is a plaque commemorating 100 years of Steamtrain Hoorn Medemblik; a Dutch steam train.

Clayton West


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