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Wakefield Westgate Train Station


Wakefield Westgate Station
Mulberry Way
West Yorkshire
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 07:00 to 19:00 Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stop (W9) in the short-stay car park.

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Arrival screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Wakefield Westgate Station customer services

We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.

This station has Secure Station Accreditation

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 16:00
Lost property contact details


Telephone: 03457 225333

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is available.


Behind gateline. Adjacent to Station Management Centre. 

Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounges

Tickets Accepted 

  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train company)
  • Any First Class Anytime ticket valid for travel on the London North Eastern Railway route
  • Any London North Eastern Railway First Class packages
  • First Advance (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway First Class Reader Offer (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway First Class Flat Fare (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed LNER /LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway Self Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed LNER /LNER & connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreak etc.)
  • Weekend First

Restricted tickets 

  • All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including Caledonian Sleepers. 


TV, newspapers


Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits 





Lounge opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:00 to 21:00 Saturday: 06:00 to 20:30 Sunday: 08:15 to 20:45
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.

Coffee shop and various food outlets available for refreshments

Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is not available.
Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are not available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

03457 225 225 or 18001 03457 225 225 (Text relay service)


Customer help points Customer help points are available.

On Entry/Exit barriers to Long stay car park, also on Car park Pay on Foot machines

Staff help Staff help is available.

When arriving for booked or turn-up-and-go assistance, the meeting point is the Customer Information Point, located on the main concourse. Staff are available to provide Passenger Assist at all times that trains are operating for customers who have booked or who travel as turn-up-and-go. Assistance is available both to board/alight trains and also navigating around the station.

Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 05:00 to 23:59 Saturday: 05:00 to 23:59 Sunday: 08:30 to 23:59
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.

Travel Centre Floor Walkers will assist any disabled passengers unable to access the booking office window

Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

This station has step free access to all platforms.

This station is a category A station according to the Office of Rail and Road station classification system

Lift access between Platforms 1 & 2.

Wakefield has two RNIB 'Maps for All' -  located on the paved area outside the main entrance and inside the entrance from the short stay car park.

Staff can deploy station ramps at all times when trains are operating through this station to help customers who need step-free access board any train at this station. Where in circumstances beyond our control station staff are not available, on train staff can deploy the on board ramp if necessary.

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Multi Storey Car Park
Spaces 900
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details
Operator London North Eastern Railway
Contact details
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 30
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Front of station

Transport Information
Taxi rank available

Wakefield Westgate is a large station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who accept bookings include Fleet 01924 379615.

Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

Wakefield Westgate railway station has been serving the West Yorkshire town of Wakefield since 1856 when it first opened, following the town’s first train station of Wakefield Kirkgate. It wasn’t long before the station was rebuilt on the opposite side of Westgate – only 11 years after its initial opening. This move accommodated greater transport links, as the new location placed the station on the main line between Leeds and Doncaster.

There was some modernisation to Wakefield Westgate station in 1967 when large parts were demolished and replaced with facilities that better served the public. However, by the time 2009 rolled around, there was renewed pressure to modernise and renovate the station further. This resulted in a large-scale rebuild and modernisation which completed in 2013. The bright new station we see today was officially opened on 3rd February 2014.

Wakefield Westgate station is highly valued in the Wakefield area, with trains running to major local towns and cities including Leeds and York. With regular trains, newly refurbished facilities, and a location at the heart of Wakefield town, this railway station has long been a key part of the local area.

Wakefield Westgate operates services on a range of train lines, including CrossCountry, LNER and Northern Trains. You can get to Wakefield on CrossCountry services from numerous towns and cities across the UK. Popular routes include Edinburgh to Wakefield WestgateBirmingham to Wakefield WestgateLeeds to Wakefield WestgateOxford to Wakefield Westgate, and even Penzance to Wakefield Westgate.

Things to do in Wakefield

Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff, a gastronomist, or a keen theatre-goer; there is plenty of ways to spend your day in Wakefield!

Fans of British art, as well as international pieces, simply MUST visit The Hepworth Wakefield gallery. Winner of UK Museum of the Year in 2017, The Hepworth Wakefield is a trailblazing gallery designed by David Chipperfield, which showcases art pieces by Paul Nash, Walter Sickert, and (of course) Barbara Hepworth. Dame Barbara Hepworth was a local Wakefield legend and still represents the best of modernist and post-war British art. This museum is a testament to her legacy and the gallery named after her inspires today’s artists.

Wakefield is a locale with a heritage of its own, including the legendary historical significance of coal mining in Yorkshire. Whether you’re a keen historian or not, a visit to the National Coal Mining Museum for England is non-negotiable when visiting Wakefield. Formally the Caphouse Colliery, the museum was transformed into a heritage centre to educate about the importance of mining to both the region and the nation throughout history. With exhibitions about industrial and social history, tours from former miners, and real mining machinery on display, there is so much to learn.

Why not finish off your day with a meal to remember and a trip to the theatre? With family favourites as well as independent local legends serving tapas, seafood, mezze and pasta there are a whole host of gastronomic options to choose from. Wakefield is beloved for its restaurant scene, so make sure to explore all the delightful options on display before deciding where to eat. As a final flourish, check out what’s on at the Theatre Royal. With performances from touring musicians, plays, pantomime, stand-up comedy, and ballet, there’s so much to enjoy. If you’re lucky, you might even catch local legend, Jane McDonald, on stage!