Chapeltown railway station

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Chapeltown
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Chapeltown station viewed from the entrance from the Asda supermarket. Recent improvements are visible, including new signage, lighting and the passenger information display systems (visible on platform 2)
Location Chapeltown, City of Sheffield
England
Coordinates 53°27′44″N1°27′59″W / 53.462300°N 1.466250°W / 53.462300; -1.466250 Coordinates: 53°27′44″N1°27′59″W / 53.462300°N 1.466250°W / 53.462300; -1.466250
Grid reference SK355963
Managed by Northern Trains
Transit authority Travel South Yorkshire
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeCLN
Fare zoneSheffield
Classification DfT category F1
Key dates
1897first station opened
1984present station opened
Passengers
2015/16Increase2.svg 0.352 million
2016/17Decrease2.svg 0.343 million
2017/18Decrease2.svg 0.312 million
2018/19Decrease2.svg 0.302 million
2019/20Increase2.svg 0.307 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Chapeltown railway station, old (foreground) and new (in distance) Chapeltown Station 15-04-04.jpg
Chapeltown railway station, old (foreground) and new (in distance)

Chapeltown railway station, originally known as Chapeltown South, is a railway station in Chapeltown, a district of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The station is 7.25 miles (12 km) north of Sheffield on the Hallam and Penistone Lines.

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History

The present station was the first to be opened under the governance of the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive in 1984; [1] the original station, just over a quarter-mile or 600 m nearer to Barnsley, closed at the same time. The platforms, shown in the photograph of the old station looking towards the new station just visible in the distance, were retained, the Barnsley-bound platform being used as a walkway to connect the original access to the new station.

CCTV was installed in March 2008 for the purposes of crime prevention[ citation needed ]. Improvements to the station included new signs, lighting, nosing on the steps, and for the first time, installation of passenger information display screens (passenger information system) to provide real-time service information. [2]

The station featured in an episode of the 8th season of the BBC documentary series Great British Railway Journeys in January 2017 - presenter Michael Portillo began the third leg of his journey from Blackpool to Harwich there, visiting local beauty spot Wharncliffe Crags before later rejoining the train at the station to travel on to Sheffield, Conisbrough and Doncaster. [3]

Facilities

The concrete platforms each have a "bus stop" style waiting shelter, along with timetable information boards, CIS displays and bench seating; a customer help point is located on platform 2. Though the station is unmanned, a self-service ticket machine is provided for travellers to buy them prior to boarding or collect advance purchase tickets. The station is not listed as accessible on the National Rail website, but there is step-free access to the southbound side via the supermarket car park and along the pathway from Sussex Road northbound (along the old station platform). [4]

Services

Services run twice an hour Monday to Saturday to Sheffield (hourly on Sundays) and hourly to Huddersfield on the Penistone Line and Leeds on the Hallam Line respectively (two-hourly Sundays). [5]

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References

  1. "Chapeltown station, 1988" Brooksbank, Ben; Geograph.org; Retrieved 10 April 2016
  2. Chapeltown railway station (2014) Thomas, J Geograph.org; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  3. "Great British Railway Journeys - Series 8, Episode 8" Radio Times; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  4. Chapeltown (South Yorks) station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 January 2017
  5. GB eNRT, December 2018 Edition, Table 34
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