Wakefield Westgate is the busier of Wakefield’s two mainline railway stations. Like the smaller Kirkgate station, Wakefield Westgate is served by local rail services within West Yorkshire; however, it also handles long-distance services with trains to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and York.
From here there is one train per hour to Birmingham, one train per hour to Exeter, six trains per hour to Leeds, two trains per hour to London Kings Cross plus up to seven daily services to London St Pancras via Derby and Nottingham.
Rail services are operated by CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, LNER and Northern.
It is a modern station that was rebuilt in 2013. Unlike Kirkgate station, Wakefield Westgate is a staffed station with a ticket office and it also has several cafes and retail outlets on its concourse including branches of Costa Coffee, Greggs, Subway and WHSmith. There is also a lounge that can be used by first-class passengers travelling on LNER rail services.
The station is located on the western edge of the city and most points of interest in the city centre are no more than a 15-minute walk away.