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Are you planning a visit to Wakefield Kirkgate? Whether you’re visiting family or passing through on your way to the city, you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable trip at Wakefield train station.

There’s a range of facilities that are designed to make sure that your journey is comfortable and fuss-free here. Plus, with its handy connections to major cities like London and Leeds, your travel from Wakefield rail station is the perfect way to get to your destination as conveniently as possible.

Whatever journey you’re on, Grand Central Wakefield trains are dedicated to getting you where you need to be. They’ll do it in style too, thanks to the onboard services and amenities. Better yet, the budget-friendly fares available mean that you can make the most out of your train journey.

To learn more about Wakefield train station, read our comprehensive guide below, including key information about the station and onboard facilities, plus the ticket types that are available. Here’s everything you need to know before you travel. If you can't find the information your looking for, you can head to the National Rail Enquiries website for further information.

Where is Wakefield Kirkgate station?

Wakefield Kirkgate rail station is just a short walk away from Wakefield city centre, where you can enjoy the retail outlets and restaurants that Trinity Walk shopping centre has to offer. Including stores such as Pandora, H&M, and River Island, this is the perfect place to do some shopping and stop off for a bite to eat.

Wakefield is also known for its attractions. If you’re wanting to enjoy the Yorkshire landscape, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is located just a 15-minute drive from Wakefield train station. And for those hoping to grab tickets to a show, Wakefield’s Theatre Royal is just a 14-minute walk from Kirkgate station. 

How do I buy tickets at Wakefield Kirkgate station?

Wakefield train station is unmanned, so you are unable to collect your tickets from the ticket office. However, the station is equipped with ticket machines, so you can choose between purchasing your tickets on the day or using the pre-purchase collection feature. Alternatively, when buying online, you can receive your tickets via post or as an e-ticket.

Booking ahead of your journey means that you are more likely to be able to choose from cheaper tickets. Grand Central services offer a range of great-value tickets for our Wakefield Kirkgate trains. However, the amount you can save on your fare will depend on when you are travelling and how flexible you can be with departure times.

There three types of tickets available to buy for travel. These are Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance. It’s worth knowing the difference between these to find the ticket option that will best work for you.

Anytime tickets are great if you require some flexibility on your departure time as these are valid on any train. Wanting to avoid that rush-hour bustle? Off-Peak train tickets are an ideal option for you.

Advance tickets are perfect if you’ve got a budget in mind and know the exact day and time of travel. You can book up to six months before your travel date on selected routes, but be quick – there are a limited number of these tickets and they go fast!

There are even more ways to save money when you choose to travel with Grand Central. You can choose between our Multi-buy and Group Travel offers to get more discounts on your Wakefield train.

What are the ticket office opening hours?

If you’re planning on buying your tickets at Wakefield Kirkgate station, have a look at the current opening times:

Monday to Friday – 06:00 to 19:00
Saturday – 07:00 to 19:00
Sunday – 09:00 to 16:00

Where do I catch my train?

While at Wakefield train station, it can be helpful to know the layout so you can find your platform without any fuss. There are three platforms here:

  • Platform 1 is located next to the station and is easily accessible from the station’s entrance. 
  • To access Platforms 2 and 3, you’ll need to follow the subway tunnel. Its entrance is located on Platform 1.

What services and facilities are there at Wakefield train station?

Wakefield Kirkgate Train Station

What are Wakefield Kirkgate train station's opening hours?

Wakefield Kirkgate station opening hours are:

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Ticket office opening hours:

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Wakefield Kirkgate

Wakefield Kirkgate station
Monk Street
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
    • First Class Lounge YES Yes
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter No
    • Induction Loop No
    • Accessible Taxis

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

    • Accessible Public Telephones No
    • Accessible Taxis No
    • Help Points YES Yes
    • Impared Access Staff No
    • Impared Access Ticket Gate No
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines YES Yes
    • 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
    • Helpline YES Yes
    • Helpline Contact Details

      0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560

    • Helpline Contact URL
    • Impared Mobility Set Down

      No designated area is provided. The station front may be used for set down purposes.

    • Step Free Access
      • Category A Station

      • Scooter Friendly Station

      • Station is unstaffed

      • Please note there are no tactile pavings at this station

      However no access problems for mobility impaired or elderly  customers as the access to the platforms is via ramped subway.

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

      Coverage: whole Station
    • Step Free Access Coverage Whole Station
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Pre-Purchase Collection YES Yes
    • Oyster Pre-Pay No
    • Ticket Machine YES Yes
    • Penalty Fares NT
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: Yes
      Smartcard Validator: No

      More information at

  • Restrooms
    • Toilets No
    • Baby Change No
  • Parking
    • Car Parking Details Phone number: 0800 200 6060

      Operator Name: Northern
      Name: Carpark is now open as of 29th August 2015
      Spaces: 43
      Daily: £2.00
      Weekly: £8.00
      Monthly: £25.00
      Annual: £250.00

      Season Tickets available from the Travel Centre at Leeds City Station

      Number Accessible Spaces: 6
      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Cctv: No
      Monday - Friday - open 24h
      Saturday - open 24h
      Sunday - open 24h
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL
  • Alternative Station Code
    • National Location Code WKK
    • Sixteen Character Name WAKEFIELD KIRKGT
  • Bus information
    • Bus Service: Availability YES Yes
    • Bus Service: Note (   Arriva and First both operate a network of frequent local bus routes around Wakefield and west Yorkshire . For route maps and timetables: ( and (   Buy a Wakefield PLUSBUS ticket with your train ticket, for discount price unlimited bus travel around the city. For details: ( The FreeCityBus service links Wakefield Kirkgate rail station with Wakefield Westgate station, the main Bus Station and various attractions in the town centre. For information about all buses in west Yorkshire visit: (
  • Station Information
    • Baby Change No
    • Post Box No
    • Lost Property: URL
    • Lost Property Number 8002006060
    • Staffing Level YES Yes
    • ATM No
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property YES Yes
    • Shops No
    • Seated Area No
    • Station Buffet YES Yes
    • Showers No
    • Trolley No
    • Wifi No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Lost Property Phone number: 08002006060
  • Station Location & Directions
    • Latitude 53.67898718
    • Longitude -1.488256596
  • Rental Car
    • Availability No
  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Telephone: Usage Type Cards And Coins
    • Station Amenities: Telephone No
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
    • Station Amenities: Wi-Fi Find WiFi Hotspots around Wakefield Kirkgate station (
  • Other transportation
    • Cycle Hire YES Yes
    • Rail Replacement Services

       Pick Up / Drop Off outside the station entrance.

  • Other amenities
    • Waiting Room Note

      There are no waiting rooms provided at the station. Shelters are provided on both platforms

    • Tourist Information Office No
    • Waiting Room No
  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet YES Yes
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops No
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Closed Circuit TV YES Yes
    • Cycle Hire: Note Cycle 01924 311234
    • Location

      Platform 1

    • Note

      Cycle racks available in the station car park

    • Sheltered no
    • Spaces 6
    • Type Lockers
  • Subway/transit
    • Metro: Availability No

Where can I park?

Wakefield train station has a car park next to its entrance that has 43 available car parking spaces and six accessible spaces that are available Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Wakefield station also comes equipped with cycling storage, which is located on Platform 1.

Travelling from Wakefield station with Grand Central

What facilities are on board Grand Central trains?

For a comfortable and relaxing train journey, you can take advantage of our range of excellent onboard facilities. On your Wakefield train, you can enjoy the free Wi-Fi available across all carriages throughout your entire journey. You can relax with some music, check your emails, or listen to an audiobook all the way to your destination.

If you have comfort in mind when travelling, we offer First Class and business travel on many services. You can take advantage of the reclining seats, extra leg room, and convenient at-seat service, making it a perfect choice no matter if you want to work or relax.

If you’re in the mood for a bite to eat during your travels, you can order a selection of snacks and refreshments from our onboard menu. Take your pick from sandwiches, hot drinks, and sweet treats.

How do I find and book Grand Central trains at Wakefield Kirkgate station?

If you’re looking to find Grand Central services to and from Wakefield Kirkgate rail station, use our journey planner to decide what train you want to travel on. The easiest way to view our train services is to look out for the logo. When you’ve found the journey you need, follow the steps and complete the booking process by providing your travel details.

After selecting a time and fare that suits you, you’ll be asked how you would like to receive your tickets. You can opt to collect them from the ticket machines at the station on the day you’re travelling. Alternatively, you can receive them via e-ticket or post.

If you choose an Advance fare, we’ll automatically reserve a seat for you, free of charge. For Anytime fares, the booking system will ask you to choose whether you’d like to make a seat reservation.

Finally, hit the ‘Continue’ button to double-check your journey details and move to the checkout page. Follow the instructions and you’ll be booked onto your Wakefield train.

Wakefield train station FAQs

How often do trains run from Wakefield station?

Our Wakefield trains to London run once a day on weekdays and Saturdays, departing at 11:14. Be sure to download or print our train timetable so you can stay updated about the latest arrivals and departures. 

How accessible is Wakefield Kirkgate train station?

This station has Category A step-free access to all platforms, with ramps available for all train access. It’s also scooter friendly.

While Wakefield Kirkgate station may be unstaffed, the Impaired Access Helpline is available Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day in case of any emergencies or queries. Feel free to contact the helpline on 0800 138 5560 (text relay 18001 0800 138 5560) to enquire about any specific access requirements.

Wakefield station is home to Grand Central’s First Class Lounge, which can be enjoyed by First Class Ticket holders from any train company. Here you can enjoy free Wi-Fi and a 10% discount on most food and drink items from Taste Buds coffee shop while you wait for your journey to begin.

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