Wakefield Cathedral is an impressive and important ecclesiastical building - which welcomes visitors throughout the year. It's well worth a detour to see it.


It's easy to reach Wakefield Cathedral, in Wakefield, by train. Simply hop on a train to Wakefield Westgate station and then it's really not very far away from the station at all - just a short walk across this historic cathedral city.


For more info including facilities and opening times, visit Wakefield Cathedral’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Wednesday open from 06:00:00 until 20:00:00
  • Thursday to Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 20:30:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 20:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
  • Lift access between Platforms 1 &2
  • Wakefield has two RNIB 'Maps for All' - located on the paved area outside the main entrance and inside the entrance from the short stay car park.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 1 and in the Waiting Room on Platform 2. The National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Station Management Office on the Main Concourse.
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 nameMulti Storey Car Park
Car parking spaces900
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Front of station
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Wakefield Westgate station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 21:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 20:30:00
  • Sunday open from 08:15:00 until 20:45:00
Located Behind gateline. Adjacent to Station Management Centre. Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounges Tickets Accepted
  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one traincompany)
  • Any First ClassAnytimeticket valid for travel on the London North Eastern Railway route
  • Any London North Eastern Railway First Class packages
  • First Advance (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway First Class Reader Offer (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway First ClassFlat Fare(routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed LNER /LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway Self PrintFirst Class Upgrade voucher (routed LNER /LNER & connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreak etc.)
  • Weekend First
Restricted tickets
  • AllFirst Class tickets valid only on other train operators, includingCaledonian Sleepers.
Facilities TV, newspapers Refreshment Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits Wi-Fi Yes Showers No

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 SheffieldNorthern12:031On time
to LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway12:042Late
to LeedsNorthern12:102On time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway12:281On time
to PlymouthCrossCountry12:331Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway12:032Late
from LeedsNorthern12:031On time
from KnottingleyNorthern12:092On time
from HarrogateLondon North Eastern Railway12:271On time
from Glasgow CentralCrossCountry12:321Late

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