Georges Square, Huddersfield HD1 1JB
Huddersfield train station is the main station for the town of Huddersfield and surrounding areas. The station was built in 1847 and was designed by the architect James Pigott Pritchett. The station is located on St George’s Square, which is a pedestrianised zone.
The station is a Grade I listed building (there are only six grade I listed train stations in the UK), and has been noted as one of the top 100 stations in Britain for its design and aesthetics. There are six columns in width and two in depth along the entrance to the station, which is built in a classical style.
In 2013, Huddersfield train station won the National Rail Award for Large Station of the Year, earning them a £1,000,000 restoration grant.
Over recent years, a lot of development and improvements have been made to the train station, in order to improve accessibility, the waiting areas, safety and décor. The six platforms within Huddersfield train station have better facilities as a result of the works carried out.
There are routes to Manchester, Manchester Airport, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, York, Middlesbrough and Newcastle. There are also local routes running via Brighouse, Halifax and Bradford.
There are resident cats living at the station to ensure rodent numbers and kept down. The longest cat resident moved in during 2011 and is named Felix. Felix patrols the station building and can often be seen sitting outside the offices on the platforms. Bolt is also one of the feline residents of the station and has been since 2018.
There are two pubs within the station itself, accessible from Platform 1, The Head Of Steam and The Kings Head are popular with locals and commuters alike and are perfectly situated for those passing through, or leaving from Huddersfield Train Station.