The town of Huddersfield in the West Midlands enjoys excellent direct rail links with cities to the Northwest and Northeast of England, as well as regional towns and cities in Yorkshire and the Midlands. From London, passengers will need to change at Leeds, making a total journey of just under three hours. Trains arrive at the city's landmark train station, Huddersfield Railway Station.
The main train station is Huddersfield Railway Station, which is managed by TransPennine Express. With 8 platforms, it's the second busiest station in West Yorkshire after Leeds. This Grade I listed station is located in St Georges Square, to the north of the centre, just a few minutes from the main shopping area. The station boasts numerous facilities including toilets, a shop, cafe and a waiting room.
Trains from Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, York and Liverpool are operated by TransPennine Express. Trains from Sheffield, Bradford and other regional locations are operated by Northern Railways. The first leg of a journey from London is operated by London North Eastern Railways.
Huddersfield Railway Station, with it's Neo-Classical, columned facade, is one of the most beautiful train stations in Britain. It was famously dubbed as 'England's Finest Station' by John Betjeman. It’s also easy to arrive by train as the city has excellent links with the Northeast, Northwest and the West Midlands, with trains arriving from Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, York, Hull, Sheffield and Bradford. Located close the town centre, visitors arriving by train do not need connecting transport to reach the centre of Huddersfield. Those looking to travel on to suburban locations will find a wide choice of buses which depart from close to the rail station.
As well as the normal rail journeys, visitors with children can enjoy a trip on the Kirklees Light Railways. Budding trainspotters may also be lucky enough to see the Scarborough Flyer or Cotton Mill Express steam trains pass through the station. See Huddersfield from a different perspective by hiring a barge for a trip along the urban Broad Canal. Alternatively, make it a longer trip around the South Pennine Ring canal network, and take in the natural landscapes of the Pennines that surround the town.