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Dent railway station lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and serves the little communities of Dent and the surrounding villages. It is one of the finest examples of rural British train stations with its Grade II listed original buildings still intact, though they were sold off to private investors some time ago and transformed into holiday lets. During the ‘70s, the station buildings were rented to schools who brought pupils to the property and used it as a base for outdoor adventures in the Yorkshire Dales. It’s also England’s highest operational railway station at 350 metres above sea level. The two platforms have original stone waiting shelters, and timetable posters, but little else in the way of facilities. There are no ticket machines or office, so travellers are required to book online in advance or buy them on board with the train conductor. Today, the trains pass through on the Settle-Carlisle Line and are operated, along with the station, by Northern. There are several trains a day to Leeds in 1 hour 29 minutes and Carlisle in 1 hour 16 minutes.

When you step off at Dent, you’ll be ideally placed for hiking adventures in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Try the footpaths that wind up to nearby Great Knoutberry Hill which offer extraordinary views across the stark moorland scenery from its summit.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: unstaffed
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Dent are:
  • Settle
  • Kirkby Stephen
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces8
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Level access to platform 2 (Carlisle), access to platform 1 (Leeds) is via barrow crossing.Step free access from car park to station approach.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Dent

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dent station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CarlisleNorthern10:341Scheduled
to LeedsNorthern10:402Scheduled
to LeedsNorthern13:382Scheduled
to CarlisleNorthern14:011Scheduled
to CarlisleNorthern15:531Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeedsNorthern10:341Scheduled
from CarlisleNorthern10:392Scheduled
from CarlisleNorthern13:372Scheduled
from LeedsNorthern14:011Scheduled
from LeedsNorthern15:531Scheduled
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