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You'll enjoy all the essential facilities at Pontefract Monkhill train station, making travel in and out of town as straightforward as possible. So, whether you're commuting to work or visiting this historic Yorkshire town, our trains will be right there for you.

Our services travel to stations all over the UK and offer effortless comfort for each of our customers. Plus, we have a wide range of onboard facilities and budget-friendly fares available to make your journey even better.

Read our comprehensive guide below to find out more about Pontefract Monkhill Station. It includes key information such as accessibility, parking and how to get your tickets from Pontefract Monkhill station. If you can't find the information your looking for, you can head to the National Rail Enquiries website for further information.

Where is Pontefract Monkhill station?

Pontefract Monkhill station is located just a short distance from the town centre on Monkhill Lane. In the town centre, you'll find Pontefract Castle as well as plenty of retail stores for you to explore. If you're travelling onward from Pontefract Monkhill, there's a handy car park right next to the station.

This station is not to be confused with Pontefract Baghill or Pontefract Tanshelf, which are also located close by. Be sure to check you're travelling from the right station ahead of your departure.

Services from Pontefract Monkhill station can take you around the north to locations like Leeds and Bradford. But you can also travel down to London in around two hours too.

How do I buy tickets at Pontefract Monkhill station?

You can buy or collect your tickets at Pontefract Monkhill station using our ticket machines. These have impaired accessibility too, so getting your tickets should be straightforward for all. For the best deals on train tickets to or from Pontefract Monkhill station, we recommend booking in advance.

There are three main types of tickets to choose from. These will influence the price of your ticket, but the overall price will mostly be determined by your destination. When booking your tickets, you may see Anytime, Advance or Off-peak.

  • Anytime tickets offer the flexibility of travelling at any time on your chosen travel date. This means if you want a bit more time exploring Pontefract or a meeting runs over, you'll still be able to travel.
  • You can avoid rush-hour crowds with our Off-peak tickets. These mean you travel outside of the busiest times, making stress-free travel and cheaper tickets more likely.
  • Advance tickets offer the best savings. You can book these online several weeks ahead of your departure date and they're usually cheaper the earlier you book. Lower-priced tickets tend to sell out quickly, so don't hesitate if you're travelling on a budget.

These aren't the only ways to save on your train tickets, however. Our Multi-buy and Group Travel discounts are also available on services from Pontefract Monkhill train station. Plus, you'll never pay booking fees when you book directly with Grand Central.

Where do I catch my train?

Pontefract Monkhill train station has two platforms. Platform one can be easily accessed by all from the car park located just off Monkhill Lane. Getting to platform two requires passengers to travel over a stepped footbridge, which limits accessibility access for wheelchair users. Check out the 360 map to find out more about getting around this station.

You'll be able to see which platform you're departing from on the day you travel. Simply look at our timetable for your platform and expected departure time.

Does Pontefract Monkhill train station have a car park?

There is a car park located right next to the station's entrance. This is just off Monkhill Lane and has free spaces available. So, whether you're away for a couple of hours or a few days, you'll have a place to store your car without breaking the bank. You can also cycle to this station and leave your bike in the sheltered stands, which have six available spaces.

Which services and facilities are available at Pontefract Monkhill station?


Pontefract Monkhill Train Station

What are Pontefract Monkhill train station's opening hours?

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Pontefract Monkhill

Pontefract Monkhill station
Monkhill Lane
West Yorkshire


Ticket office opening hours:

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  • NO Waiting room
  • YES Ticket machine
  • NO Toilet
  • NO Impaired Access Staff

Station facilities

  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Public Telephones No
    • Accessible Taxis No
    • First Class Lounge No
    • Help Points YES Yes
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter No
    • Impared Access Staff No
    • Impared Access Ticket Gate No
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines YES Yes
    • Induction Loop No
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down No
    • National Key Toilets No
    • Ramp for Train Access YES Yes
    • Wheel chairs Available No
    • Impaired Access Helpline Hours Monday - Sunday - open 24h
    • Accessible Taxis

      You can pre arrange an accessible taxi by calling customer experience Tel: 08002006060

    • Customer Help Point none
    • Helpline YES Yes
    • Helpline Contact Details

      0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560

    • Helpline Contact URL
    • Impared Mobility Set Down

      No access for wheelchair bound customers as the access to the platforms is via stepped footbridge.

    • Step Free Access
      • Category B Station

      • Station is unstaffed

      No step-free access to platform2, which is via stepped footbridge. There is level access from the station entrance to platform 1.

      To find our more about travelling around this station, please see the 360 map click here

      Coverage: partial Station
    • Step Free Access Coverage No Part of Station
  • Rental Car
    • Availability No
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Oyster Pre-Pay No
    • Pre-Purchase Collection YES Yes
    • Ticket Machine YES Yes
    • Penalty Fares NT
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: Yes
      Smartcard Validator: No

      More information at

  • Subway/transit
    • Metro: Availability YES Yes
    • Metro: Note WYPTE 0113 245 7676
  • Station Information
    • ATM No
    • Baby Change No
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property YES Yes
    • Post Box No
    • Shops No
    • Seated Area No
    • Station Buffet No
    • Showers No
    • Trolley No
    • Wifi No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Lost Property Phone number: 08002006060
    • Lost Property: URL
    • Lost Property Number 8002006060
    • Staffing Level YES Yes
  • Station Location & Directions
    • Latitude 53.69908348
    • Longitude -1.302630611
  • Restrooms
    • Toilets No
    • Baby Change No
  • Parking
    • Car Parking Details Email: [email protected]
      Phone number: 0333 222 0125

      Operator Name: Northern
      Name: Station Car Park
      Spaces: 6
      Free: true
      Number Accessible Spaces: 0
      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Cctv: No
      Monday - Friday - open 24h
      Saturday - open 24h
      Sunday - open 24h
  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Station Amenities: Telephone No
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
    • Station Amenities: Wi-Fi Find WiFi Hotspots around Pontefract Monkhill station (
    • Telephone: Usage Type Cards And Coins
  • Other transportation
    • Rail Replacement Services

      Mill Dam Lane outside the Railway Inn

  • Other amenities
    • Tourist Information Office No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Waiting Room Note

      There are no waiting rooms provided at the station.Shelter is provided only on platform 1.

  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops No
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet No
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Closed Circuit TV YES Yes
    • Location

      On the platform next to Amazon locker

    • Sheltered no
    • Spaces 6
    • Type Stands
  • Bus information
    • Bus Service: Availability YES Yes
    • Bus Service: Note None close by. Busline 0871 200 2233
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL
  • Alternative Station Code
    • National Location Code PFM
    • Sixteen Character Name PONTEFRACT MNKHL

Travelling from Pontefract Monkhill rail station with Grand Central

What facilities are available on Grand Central trains?

You'll have everything you need on board when you travel with Grand Central. From comfortable seats to an onboard menu filled with delicious hot drinks and treats, our trains from Pontefract Monkhill are a great choice for all passengers.

Once seated, you can swipe through your socials or stream your favourite podcast using our free Wi-Fi. This means you won't have to worry about running out of data or losing signal when going through tunnels.

You can also upgrade to our First-Class carriages. This will offer you greater legroom to kick back as well as a complimentary hot drink on us.

How do I find and book Grand Central trains at Pontefract Monkhill rail station?

Start using the journey planner and keep an eye out for the logo when searching for our trains. This is the easiest way to spot our services. Once you find the train time and fare for you, finish your booking as you usually would.

You'll then be asked how you want to receive your tickets. The options include downloading your e-tickets at home or we can send them to you. Alternatively, you can collect them from the ticket machines at Pontefract Monkhill station.

Following this, you'll be prompted to choose if you want to reserve a seat. If you've bought an Advance ticket, you'll have a seat allocated free of charge.

Happy with how your booking looks? Great. Hit 'Continue' to reach the checkout. All you need to do here is select your payment method and you'll be set.

Pontefract Monkhill train station FAQs

How often do trains run from Pontefract Monkhill station?

Pontefract Monkhill rail station is a busy one with many services departing every hour. These are headed for major hubs across the UK as well as more local destinations.

You can expect many trains to pass through this station each day but that may change on weekends or bank holidays. Get an idea of how many trains run from Pontefract Monkhill by checking out the timetable.

How accessible is Pontefract Monkhill station?

Pontefract Monkhill is a Category B stationwith only platform one having wheelchair access. It's also unstaffed, which means you won't be able to get help accessing the station's facilities. If you're a wheelchair user, we recommend travelling from the other Pontefract stations if possible. These are both completely wheelchair-accessible, which will make travel more straightforward.

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