Hyde North railway station
Hyde North railway station in 2006
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|Original company||Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee|
|Post-grouping||Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee|
|February 1863||Opened as Hyde Junction|
|17 September 1951||Renamed Hyde North|
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Originally "Hyde Junction" when opened in February 1863, it was at the junction between the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway extension to New Mills, (operated jointly with the Midland Railway as the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee), and the MS&L main line through Penistone to Sheffield). For a while it saw the Midlands's expresses from London. In 1875 however, a new more direct route was built through Bredbury. On 17 September 1951, the station was renamed Hyde North.
Hyde North Junction accident
The junction just outside the station was the scene of a crash on 22 August 1990 when, at around 09:50, two trains collided across the single lead junction where the two routes diverged: the 09:33 from Rose Hill to Manchester Piccadilly, and the 09:36 from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield. Of the 42 passengers, there were 28 minor injuries. The official report found that the driver of the Rose Hill train had inadvertently passed a signal set at danger and passed onto the short section of single track between the platform end & the junction points where the collision took place. The report also concluded that the driver had not received adequate training.
Today, Hyde North only has platforms on the (non electrified) tracks towards New Mills Central. The electrified tracks carry EMU trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop and Hadfield behind the station - these trains call instead at nearby Flowery Field.
Hyde North is served by alternate services (half-hourly in each direction) DMU on the route between Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple (Mon-Fri). On Saturdays, some trains also run to/from Marple rather than Rose Hill.
There is no Sunday service.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Cooksey, A. (1992). A report of a train accident that occurred on 22 August 1990 at Hyde North Junction in the London Midland Region of British Railways (PDF). On behalf of HMSO. Sudbury: HSE Books. ISBN 0-11-886304-5. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
- Northern Rail Timetable 22 - Manchester to Rose Hill/New Mills CentralNorthern Rail; Retrieved 2013-12-09
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