Friday, 15 April 2022

Marsden Railway Station 25 July 2020

Marsden Railway Station is a village stop on the Huddersfield - Manchester line to the east of the Standedge Tunnels. It is the last stop in West Yorkshire and is served by 3 platforms, platforms 1 and 2 are only reached by steps down from a nearby road bridge, and platform 3 to the south of the station which is accessed by crossing the Huddersfield Narrow Canal which runs alongside the platform. The line originally had 4 platforms with platform 2 being an island platform, this was reduced in the 1960's when the line was reduced to 2 lines instead of 4. The station was opened by the London & North Western Railway on the 1 August 1849 and was for a time facing closure along with others along this stretch of track during the late 1960's.

The current station is served by trains in the direction of Manchester and Leeds, and is a popular spot for people exploring the nearby Standedge Tunnels and Huddersfield Narrow Canal. It features limited facilities with no visible disabled access, no toilets, limited shelter on the platforms and minimal seating. In the last full year before the pandemic the station served 175,000 passengers at an average of approx 3365 per week, making it the 50th busiest in West Yorkshire.

This was the 2nd time I had visited the station, my plan on this occasion was to walk the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Slaithwaite. I previously posted the pictures I took on my last visit to the station. These images featured below were taken on the 25 July 2020 with my Nikon d3300 SLR, there are a total of 12 which can also be seen on Clickasnap where they are full size, resolution and un-watermarked.

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Lock 42 which sits adjacent to Marsden
Railway Station Platform 3.

Bench and sign on the station's platform 1.

Taken from Platform 2, which was once an island platform with a third
accessible platform to my right. Platform 1 is to the right and the station's
entrance steps can be seen coming down from the bridge.

Huddersfield bound train stopping at platform 1.

Taken from the end of platform 2 looking across from what once
would have been the third platform to what is the modern day platform 3.

The stations only platform 1 and 2 entrance, the steps down from the bridge.

Looking eastwards along platform 2 in the direction of
platform 1.

Platforms 2 and 3 pictured from Station Road Bridge.

Platform 2 pictured from the end of platform 1.

Platform 1 and 2.

Platforms 1, 2 and 3 pictured from Station Road Bridge.

The former island platform 3 pictured from the current platform 3.

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