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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

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 Edinburgh (Waverley)CrossCountry08:522Late
to LeedsNorthern08:582Late
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway09:011On time
to LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway09:052Late
to SheffieldNorthern09:061On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry08:522Late
from DoncasterNorthern08:582Late
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway08:591Late
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway09:042Late
from LeedsNorthern09:051On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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