Hyde North railway station

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Hyde North National Rail
Hyde North
Hyde North railway station in 1989
Location
Place Hyde
Local authority Tameside
Coordinates 53°27′50″N 2°05′10″W / 53.464°N 2.086°W / 53.464; -2.086Coordinates: 53°27′50″N 2°05′10″W / 53.464°N 2.086°W / 53.464; -2.086
Grid reference SJ944964
Operations
Station code HYT
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   20,506
2005/06 Increase 24,138
2006/07 Decrease 23,654
2007/08 Increase 27,279
2008/09 Increase 30,786
2009/10 Increase 34,614
2010/11 Increase 41,062
2011/12 Increase 43,314
2012/13 Increase 43,938
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
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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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hyde North from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hyde North railway station lies north of Hyde, Greater Manchester, England. Hyde North is operated by Northern Rail.

Originally "Hyde Junction" when opened in February 1863,[1] 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.[1]

Hyde North Junction accident[edit]

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.[2]

Services[edit]

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 (hourly in each direction) DMU on the route between Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple (Mon-Fri). On Saturdays, trains also run to and from Marple rather than Rose Hill.[3]

There is no Sunday service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Northern Rail Timetable 22 - Manchester to Rose Hill/New Mills CentralNorthern Rail; Retrieved 2013-12-09

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