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Ten miles south of Leeds, Wakefield Westgate Railway Station serves the area of Wakefield with regular trains on the Leeds branch of the East Coast Main Line, the Huddersfield Line, and the Wakefield Line. Trains from Wakefield Westgate run to London Kings Cross and Leeds every half-hour, with typical journey times to London running approximately two hours. Trains to Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow also serve the station. East Midlands operate several early morning and late afternoon trains to and from London St Pancras. Northern trains to Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield, and Huddersfield all call at the station. Onward travel is available via taxi and bus outside the station.

Wakefield Westgate Station is manned and has an information kiosk, ticket office with booths and self-service machines, refreshment facilities, and a newsagent. Train running information is provided on digital display screens, timetable poster boards, and automated announcements. As there are lifts to both platforms, the station is fully step-free.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Wakefield Westgate station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Advance purchase tickets may be purchased between 09:00-18:00 Monday to Saturday
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:00 - 20:00
Friday Saturday 06:00 - 20:30
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameMulti Storey Car Park Forecourt
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains East Coast
Car parking spaces900
Carpark charges
Per Hour£0.60
Three Monthly£383.00
Per Hour£2.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Front of station
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Ramp access across the railway between platforms 1, 2 Escorted barrow crossing.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

A small number are accessible, therefore advance notification (via station) ensures they are available when required

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 06:00 - 20:30
Sunday 08:15 - 20:45


Behind gateline. Adjacent to Station Management Centre. 

Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges

Tickets Accepted 

  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train company)
  • Any First Class Anytime ticket valid for travel on the Virgin Trains East Coast route
  • Any Virgin Trains East Coast First Class packages
  • First Advance (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Reader Offer (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Flat Fare (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Virgin Trains East Coast Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Virgin Trains East Coast Self Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreak etc.)
  • Weekend First

Restricted tickets 

  • All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including Caledonian Sleepers. 



TV, newspapers


Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits 





Find station details and facilities information for Wakefield Westgate. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Wakefield Westgate station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Departures and arrivals from Wakefield Westgate

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Wakefield Westgate station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeedsNorthern16:192Late
to PlymouthCrossCountry16:231On time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway16:281On time
to LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway16:332On time
to DoncasterNorthern16:341On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheffieldNorthern16:182Late
from EdinburghCrossCountry16:221On time
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway16:271On time
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway16:322On time
from LeedsNorthern16:341On time
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