Category Archives: Transport

Get on board with Pontefract Civic Society

New Northern Rail Class 195 Unit

Introduction The civic society is a charity for the public benefit for the district, our residents, businesses and visitors. We campaign on a broad range of issues, and rail is no exception encompassing services and the facilities at all three stations, namely Monkhill, Tanshelf and Baghill. Current Services Monkhill offers services to Leeds, Wakefield, Knottingley […]

Just what has Pontefract Civic Society done for rail?

Grand Central train at Monkhill station, Pontefract.

When Peter Cookson became aware of the potential for a West Riding service from Bradford to London, he worked hard from 2008 including giving the Grand Central Chief Operating Officer a tour of the Pontefract, and his efforts paid off with the start of the service calling at Pontefract Monkhill in May 2010. We know […]