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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. Northern trains to Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield, and Huddersfield all call at the station. Onward travel is available via taxi and bus outside the 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

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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 





Trains to Wakefield Westgate station

Wakefield Westgate train station is mainly served by LNER, CrossCountry and Northern trains. Thanks to frequent and direct LNER services, you can easily get to Wakefield Westgate from London Kings Cross in 2h 18m, from Harrogate in 54m and from Leeds in just 15m. CrossCountry trains cover the routes from Glasgow to Wakefield Westgate and from Plymouth to Wakefield Westgate. Finally, Northern trains also connect Wakefield Westgate to Leeds, Knottingley and Sheffield.

Wakefield Westgate train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Wakefield Westgate station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Wakefield Westgate railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Wakefield Westgate.

Wakefield Westgate Station has two platforms, an information kiosk, a ticket office with booths and self-service machines, refreshment facilities, and a newsagent. Information about train times 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.

Wakefield Westgate train station parking

Wakefield Westgate station has a multi-storey car park on Mulberry Way. Wheelchair users do not require assistance for car park equipment at the station.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Wakefield Westgate station open?

Wakefield Westgate station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Wakefield Westgate station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Wakefield Westgate station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Wakefield Westgate.

Are there toilets at Wakefield Westgate station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Wakefield Westgate station.

Are dogs allowed at Wakefield Westgate station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Wakefield Westgate station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

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 London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway13:581On time
to SheffieldNorthern14:031On time
to LeedsNorthern14:102On time
to LeedsNorthern14:142On time
to PlymouthCrossCountry14:231On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway13:571On time
from LeedsNorthern14:031On time
from KnottingleyNorthern14:092On time
from SheffieldNorthern14:142On time
from AberdeenCrossCountry14:221On time
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