Poppleton train station is situated 3 miles west of York on the Harrogate Line. The station serves the mainly residential suburb village of Upper Poppleton, situated on the west bank of the River Ouse. Hourly train services between York and Leeds via Harrogate are operated by Northern. The fastest journey time to York is 7 minutes.
Poppleton itself was the site of one of the Bridge of Boats, constructed by The Earl of Manchester across the River Ouse to enable communications between Parliamentarian armies during the Siege of York in 1644. The crossing was captured by the Royalists under the command of Prince Rupert just prior to his subsequent defeat at Marston Moor.
Poppleton train station is unstaffed. There are two platforms either side of the tracks with step-free access to both. A connection between the platforms can be made via the level crossing on Station Road. The old station building is now privately owned; only the shelters on each platform remain accessible to the public. The station car park can be found on the other side of Station Road and is free to rail passengers. Local bus connections can be found on Station Road.
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