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Wakefield Westgate station information & facilities

Distance from Wakefield Westgate to city center
Distance from Wakefield Westgate to city center
0.5 miles (806 m)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stop (W9) in the short-stay car park.
Amenities at station
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided | Accessible taxis: A small number are accessible, therefore advance notification (via station) ensures they are available when required | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes
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Travel from Wakefield city center to the Wakefield Westgate train station

Wakefield is a government district in the west of Yorkshire, England, with much to offer from its culture and heritage sculptures to its beautiful countryside. Wakefield is an invigorated city that draws tourists throughout the year. The​ Wakefield Westgate​ train station is the central station in Wakefield though there are other railway stations in the city, which include the Outwood railway station and the Wakefield Kirkgate station. There are various modes of public transport that link the town and the train station, making the journey more comfortable. The road networks allow passengers to travel conveniently by car or by bus.

What is the best way to get to the train station from the city Center

There are a variety of different ways to travel from the Wakefield city center to Wakefield Westgate train station. The Wakefield bus station is located opposite the Trinity Walk shopping center and offers a wide range of bus services. The Wakefield City bus operates on this route and its drop off stop for rail passengers is located approximately 150 ft (50 m) from the train station entrance. More bus stops are within a five- minute walk from the station. There are also pedestrian pathways from the city center that meander scenically throughout the town, a leisurely way to reach the Wakefield Westgate station.  The easiest paths are via George Street or via Ings road and it takes approximately 20 minutes to cover the distance. 

How far is it from the city center to the train station?

The Wakefield Westgate train station is situated to the west of the city center, ten miles (16 kilometers) away, and is approximately one mile (1.5 kilometers) from the Trinity Walk shopping center. It is less than half of a mile (less than one kilometer) from Wakefield College and only slightly further from the central bus station. The bus services from the city center to the train station runs every ten minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and it takes fewer than 20 minutes for a direct bus. The Outwood train station is farther to the city center; located seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) from the downtown area while the Wakefield Kirkgate station is only a short walk from the town center at three-quarters of a mile (one kilometer). Rideshare is a cost-effective way to get to the various stations and takes fewer than 30 minutes. Taxi is the fastest means, and it takes less than 20 minutes but is a more expensive alternative to public or shared transit.

How accessible is the Wakefield Westgate​ train station for those with limited mobility?

The Wakefield Westgate​ train station provides various services or passengers with reduced mobility. Staff members are available to personally assist passengers with getting on and off trains. Passengers requiring such assistance should contact the station in advance of their arrival. Help is available from 5:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. daily. There are various dedicated parking spaces for wheelchair users, ramps for train access, and accessible restrooms throughout the station. There is step-free access with power elevators between platforms 1 and 2. There are also accessible ticket counters and ticket machines with lowered windows for easier use. There are only a few accessible taxis in the area. Booking these taxis in advance is recommended. 

Local tips: the Wakefield Westgate train station and points of Interest

For comfort and convenience, the Wakefield Westgate train station has luggage carts for visitors with extra or heavy baggage. Multiple luggage carts can be reserved for large tourism groups, as well. With a few hours to spare between train connections, there is plenty for visitors to do without straying too far from the station. Sites to explore include the National Coal Mining Museum. It offers guided underground tours and is easily reached by bus from the station. The total journey takes approximately 35 minutes. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international gallery that displays artwork by artists from across the globe and is accessible by bus from Westgate station. Buses run directly to the park. The Newmillerdam Country Park is four and a half miles (seven kilometers) south of the station and is a 27-minute bike ride. This local nature reserve is also accessible by bus from Wakefield Westgate station.

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