Goole railway station
serves the town of Goole
in the East Riding of Yorkshire
The service is operated and the station is managed by Northern Rail
. The station is located 17½ miles (28.3 km) east of Doncaster
and 23¾ miles (38 km) west of Hull
on the Sheffield-Hull Line
and is 32½ miles (52 km) east of Leeds
on the Pontefract Line
Monday to Saturday daytimes there are two trains an hour eastbound to Hull
and towards Doncaster
westbound with an hourly service onwards to Sheffield
Sundays there is generally an hourly fast service between Sheffield and Hull calling at Goole and a two-hourly service all stops to Doncaster and Sheffield that starts/terminates here.
The Pontefract Line has a very limited service of just two trains per day (Mon - Sat) to Knottingley
- one in the early morning (07:04 Mon–Fri/07:09 Saturdays) and one in the early evening (18:49). Only one train (the 17:16 from Leeds) runs in the opposite direction. The service was more frequent in the 1980s, but was reduced in 1991 (due to a DMU shortage) and again in 2004 (when the midday service was curtailed at Knottingley).
There is no Sunday service on this route.
The Wakefield, Pontefract & Goole Railway
obtained authorization in 1845 to build a railway to Goole as well as building a pier and improving the harbour. However, it was amalgamated prior to construction with the......