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.
|Monday Tuesday Wednesday||06:00 - 20:00|
|Friday Saturday||06:00 - 20:30|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
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|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Multi Storey Car Park Forecourt|
|Carpark operator||Virgin Trains East Coast|
|Car parking spaces||900|
|Cycle storage spaces||30|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Front of station
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
Ramp access across the railway between platforms 1, 2 Escorted barrow crossing.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
A small number are accessible, therefore advance notification (via station) ensures they are available when required
|Weekdays||06:00 - 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
Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits
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.
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 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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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.