First opened in the spring of 1847, Keighley station in West Yorkshire serves the small town of Keighley, on the Airedale Line between Leeds and Skipton. The station stood for almost 40 years before being dismantled and rebuilt on the present site in 1883. Today, Keighley runs regular services south to Leeds and Bradford, and north to Skipton.
It's also popular with rail history fans - the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway, a working line with a small museum, is adjacent to the main entrance. Historically a textile town, Keighley now has a busy shopping centre - head to the Airedale Centre for big-name retailers, and nearby North Street for a few local businesses beneath grand old Yorkshire stone buildings. The town also hosts a satellite campus of Leeds City College.
Just to the north of the centre you'll find the pretty National Trust-owned East Riddlesden Hall, on the banks of the River Aire.
Keighley station’s entrance is rather unusual - two ramps on either side of the ticket hall lead directly to the platforms. The ramp to the left leads to platform 1 (towards Leeds and Bradford), and the one to right to platform 2 (towards Skipton). A short footbridge connects the two ramps. You can reach the ticket hall via doorways on the platform 2 ramp and on the footbridge. Bike storage and a waiting room are available on platform 1.