Silkwood Gate Wakefield

Train travel offers a practical and economical alternative to the car for many journeys, whether commuting, travelling for business or travelling for leisure.

Wakefield benefits from two train stations, each of which is easily accessible from Silkwood Gate.

Wakefield Westgate is a major station that sits on the East Coast Mainline and provides direct access to destinations including Leeds, York, Newcastle and London. It is manned and benefits from a range of facilities as would be expected at a large train station, such as ticket office, shop, cash machines and waiting facilities.

Wakefield Kirkgate is much smaller and sits on the Hallam, Pontefract and Huddersfield lines. It provides useful local inks along with occasional services to London. The station is unmanned and currently does not offer many facilities for passengers.

Accessing Rail Services

Both Wakefield stations fall within cycling distance of Silkwood Gate for those who would like to start their journey by bike. Alternatively, Wakefield Westgate can be accessed directly by each of the bus services that pass the site on Dewsbury Road, providing a convenient public transport link. Whilst no bus services link directly to Wakefield Kirkgate station, the FreeCityBus provides a useful link at no extra cost. Click here for further details on bus services that pass Silkwood Gate.

FREE public transport for a year

As a new resident at Silkwood Gate you could claim a free annual MetroCard, providing free travel on local bus and rail services for a year. Each household is able to claim either a free MetroCard OR a free bike.

The West Yorkshire Rail Network

Rail services in West Yorkshire are grouped around 13 lines, a map of which can be seen by clicking here. Further details on each of these lines, including timetables, can be seen on the West Yorkshire Metro website by clicking here.

Planning a Journey by Train

By connecting with other services at stations such as Leeds it is of course possible to travel by train to a wide range of destinations both locally and nationally. The easiest way to plan a journey by train is to use one of the online rail enquiry websites, such as National Rail Enquiries. Simply select the station you wish to travel from and to, and the dates/times, and the system will not only tell you which trains you should catch, but will also tell you how much your journey will cost and then let you book your tickets.

Useful Links:

  • National Rail Enquiries

    Find train times and book tickets ... plus much more.

    Visit the National Rail Enquiries website by clicking here.

    Alternatively you can call 08457 48 49 50
  • Live departure boards

    View live departures information for Wakefield Westgate Station by clicking here: clicking here

    View live departures information for Wakefield Kirkgate Station by clicking here: clicking here
  • Travel tools

    Access a wide range of useful travel tools such as 'TrainTracker' by clicking here
  • Station information

    Find out more about Wakefield Westgate Station by clicking here: clicking here

    Find out more about Wakefield Kirkgate Station by clicking here: clicking here
  • Season Ticket Calculator

    If you're making the same train journey three days per week or more, perhaps on your journey to work, then getting a regular season ticket could save you a considerable amount of money! Most season tickets of 7-days or longer can only be used by a specific person and will require a Photocard to validate them.

    If you're travelling between 2-3 days per week and need a little extra flexibility, new Flexi Season Tickets allow you to travel 8 days in 28 between specified stations, working out at 2.5 days of travel per week.

    Find out whether a season ticket could work for you by clicking here.