Skipton railway station is a Grade II listed station which serves the town of Skipton in North Yorkshire, England on the Airedale Line. It is operated by Northern and is situated 27mi north-west of Leeds.The station has four platforms and links Skipton to Leeds, Bradford, Carlisle, Lancaster and Morecambe. It is staffed on a part-time basis and a ticket office is available at most times (along with automatic ticket machines). Step-free access is available to all platforms from the station entrance (platforms three and four via subway). Skipton comes under the Dales Railcard. There are four seated waiting rooms available and luggage trolleys, along with a small café, toilets, a post box and a pay-phone. There is a taxi rank situated immediately outside the station, bus links nearby and the car park has spaces for 100 vehicles. The station is located on Broughton Road.HistoryAs the "Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales", Skipton historically has had high volumes of leisure traffic. Ilkley railway station serves as an alternative for this function being at the southern end of the Dales Way.