Regeneration is the watchword in Wakefield – there’s development wherever you look: in town, on the waterfront and at the station. As West Yorkshire’s cathedral city, it’s always been a strategic crossroads.
Wakefield is reinventing itself for new generations who come here as a gateway to the Pennines, inviting them to stay and explore. Wakefield is waking up. Come and see for yourself.
You can get to Wakefield Westgate from Scotland, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bournemouth and the south west on CrossCountry , while the station’s most significant mainline user, East Coast , will bring you from as far afield as London King’s Cross and Leeds. A less frequent East Midlands Trains service runs from Leeds via Wakefield to London St Pancras. Northern Rail services cover routes to Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield, Halifax and Bradford.
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If you can drag yourself away from the 95 magnificent arches of the 150 year-old Wakefield viaduct, there’s plenty to see in town, not least All Saints Cathedral with Yorkshire’s tallest spire, the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery on the south bank of the River Calder and Chantry Bridge, complete with its own chapel.
Just a few miles away, the Kirklees Light Railway skirts the South Pennines along nearly 4 miles of narrow gauge railway, while, a little nearer Leeds, the Middleton Railway is an enthusiast’s delight, catering for everyone from hardened steam lovers in its workshops to younger rail fanatics on its Santa Specials.
Wakefield Westgate - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/wkf/details.html
Wakefield Kirkgate - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/wkk/details.html
Kirklees Light Railway - http://www.kirkleeslightrailway.co.uk/content/home.php
Middleton Railway - http://www.middletonrailway.org.uk/
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