Your nearest train station – Pontefract Baghill can be reached by bike in just 2 minutes or on foot in just over 5 minutes. Pontefract Baghill station is served by Northern, which operates services between York and Sheffield, stopping at places such as Rotherham, Meadowhall and Swinton.
Pontefract also benefits from two other stations – Pontefract Tanshelf and Pontefract Monkhill, which can both be reached by bike within 10 minutes and just over 15 minutes on foot; both stations have cycle storage facilities available.
From Pontefract Tanshelf, frequent services run to Knottingley, Wakefield Kirkgate and Featherstone. From Pontefract Monkhill you can also catch services to Castleford, Leeds and even London.
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.