Wakefield Westgate Train Station
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Wakefield Westgate Train Station
AddressWakefield Westgate Station
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|Ticket office information||
In the booking hall.
|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|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stop (W9) in the short-stay car park.
|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
|Lost property||Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 16:00|
|Lost property contact details||
Telephone: 03457 225333
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
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|
|Waiting room information||
This station has heated waiting rooms available. Seating is available at an accessible height in the waiting room and on platforms
Platform 2. There is a 1st Class waiting room on platform 1. Open hours: Monday - Friday 05:00 - 21:00. Saturday 05:00 - 20:30. Sunday 08:00 - 21:00
|Refreshment facilities information||Coffee shop and various food outlets available for refreshments|
|Toilets information||The toilets are located on Platform 1 and in the Waiting Room on Platform 2. The National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Station Management Office on the Main Concourse. Toilet opening hours are at all times that the station is open.|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
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 available|
|Customer help points information||
On Entry/Exit barriers to Long stay car park, also on Car park Pay on Foot machines
|Staff help||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 office counter|
|Accessible ticket office counter information||
Travel Centre Floor Walkers will assist any disabled passengers unable to access the booking office window
|Ramp for train access|
A small number are accessible, therefore advance notification (via station) ensures they are available when required
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
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 https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955.
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|
|Multi Storey Car Park|
|Operator||London North Eastern Railway|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage location||Front of station|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||
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.
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 Westgate, Birmingham to Wakefield Westgate, Leeds to Wakefield Westgate, Oxford 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!