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Knaresborough station serves the historic spa town of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, on the Harrogate Line between Starbeck and Cattell. Opened in 1851, it has seen two major redevelopments, but the most recent was back in 1890 - so there's still plenty of character in the station buildings today. Services run half-hourly Monday to Saturday, heading to Leeds in the west, and to York in the east. The same service operates hourly on Sundays. Knaresborough sees an influx of visitors on the last Saturday of June, when crowds gather for the town's annual Bed Race, which was first staged in the 1966. The Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts also brings travellers to the town, with a wide array of shows, exhibitions and events held every August. For visitors at any other time of year, the town boasts a small high street with plenty of local independent shops. It's just a few minutes' walk from the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: unstaffed
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

 The Old Ticket Office 

Cafe situated on the station platform

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces16
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes


Step free access to both platfoms via short ramps from separate entrances.

Step-free access between platforms is via a pedestrian level crossing with hinged, locking gates, or a steep route via the street (300m), in places without a pavement.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Knaresborough is accessible via the subway at the front of the station, which leads to platform 1 (towards Leeds) and platform 2 (towards York). The station has no ticket hall, but ticket machines are located at the entrance. Platforms are rather sparse, with some bench seating on both and an additional shelter on platform 1. To reach the high street, exit on the platform 1 side of the station and turn left up Hilton Road.

Departures and arrivals from Knaresborough

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Knaresborough station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeedsNorthern17:061On time
to YorkNorthern17:172Late
to LeedsNorthern17:361On time
to YorkNorthern18:152On time
to LeedsNorthern18:371On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeedsNorthern17:162Late
from YorkNorthern17:351On time
from LeedsNorthern17:582On time
from LeedsNorthern18:152On time
from YorkNorthern18:361On time
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