The Caldervale Line
is a railway route in Northern England
between the cities of Leeds
as well as the seaside resort
. It is the slower of the two main rail routes between Leeds and Manchester, and the northernmost of the three main trans-Pennine routes.
The "Caldervale Line" name was given to the route by the West Yorkshire Metro
transport authority, as it is primarily within the West Yorkshire
area. It also extends into Greater Manchester
Passenger train services are operated by Northern Rail
and run on the following pattern:
This line, along with the Huddersfield Line
and York & Selby Lines
is normally merged in national timetables to show a coast-to-coast service.
Services within West Yorkshire are sponsored by West Yorkshire Metro - their tickets (including Metrocards) can be used up to Hebden Bridge between Leeds & Blackpool, and Walsden between Leeds and Manchester.
Timetable changes from December 2008
Northern Rail has implemented changes to Caldervale services from December 2008. Three trains per hour now run between Leeds and Manchester Victoria: one is the normal stopping service, one runs via Dewsbury and Brighouse (and includes stops at Moston, Mills Hill and Castleton) and one is a limited-stop... Read More