Newton for Hyde railway station

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Newton for Hyde National Rail
Newton for Hyde
Location
Place Hyde
Local authority Tameside
Coordinates 53°27′25″N 2°04′01″W / 53.457°N 2.067°W / 53.457; -2.067Coordinates: 53°27′25″N 2°04′01″W / 53.457°N 2.067°W / 53.457; -2.067
Grid reference SJ956955
Operations
Station code NWN
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   106,733
2005/06 Increase 116,761
2006/07 Decrease 109,214
2007/08 Increase 119,786
2008/09 Increase 165,178
2009/10 Decrease 159,832
2010/11 Increase 168,330
2011/12 Increase 181,002
2012/13 Increase 186,504
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for Greater Manchester
History
Original company Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
17 November 1841 (1841-11-17) Opened as Newton and Hyde
1 March 1858 Renamed Newton for Hyde
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newton for Hyde from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newton for Hyde railway station, serves the Newton area of Hyde in Greater Manchester, England. Newton for Hyde is 7 12 miles (12.1 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly station and managed by Northern Rail.[1] The station unusually features both a covered subway underneath the platforms and a larger viaduct tunnel accessible from both sides, meaning there are 2 ways to cross platforms. The station is raised on the viaduct.[2]

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway as "Newton and Hyde" in 1841, however the station signage referred to the station as just plain "Newton". Trains originally ran from Manchester[3] to Sheffield[4] on the Woodhead Line. The line was electrified in 1953 and closed to passengers between Hadfield and Penistone in 1970.[5] Following the privatization of train services in 1997, the route was operated by First North Western until 2004 and then Northern Rail,[6] whose franchise was extended until February 2016.[7] The official name on tickets is "Newton for Hyde" to avoid confusion with Newton (South Lanarkshire) and from July 2007 new signage was installed with the legend 'Newton For Hyde'.

Services[edit]

There is generally a half-hourly daily service Monday to Sunday daytimes to Manchester Piccadilly westbound and Glossop/Hadfield eastbound with an hourly evening service in each direction .

A half-hourly service operates on Sunday daytime with slightly different times to the rest of the week.

Buses do not run directly to or from the station, but the 346 bus (from Ashton-Under-Lyne to Hyde) runs 100m north-east of the westbound platforms.[8]

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