Hapton railway station

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Hapton National Rail
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Location
Place Hapton
Local authority Burnley
Coordinates 53°46′55″N 2°19′01″W / 53.782°N 2.317°W / 53.782; -2.317Coordinates: 53°46′55″N 2°19′01″W / 53.782°N 2.317°W / 53.782; -2.317
Grid reference SD791317
Operations
Station code HPN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 20,066
2012/13 Decrease 19,800
2013/14 Decrease 19,144
2014/15 Decrease 18,228
2015/16 Decrease 15,054
History
Original company East Lancashire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
c. 1860 Opened[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hapton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hapton railway station serves the English village of Hapton 3 miles (5 km) west of Burnley Central railway station on the East Lancashire Line operated by Northern. It is unmanned. Between 2004–5 and 2005–6, passenger usage fell by 21%, but in the years since, it has risen again by more than 60%.

The station has only basic facilities available, the standard plexiglass shelters, passenger information screens and PA system, with no permanent buildings. It is fully accessible for disabled travellers, via ramps from the nearby main road to each platform.[2]

1948 Ordnance Survey map showing Hapton station close to the lower edge

Services[edit]

On weekdays, there is an hourly service from Hapton to Burnley Central and Colne (eastbound) and Blackpool South via Blackburn and Preston (westbound). On Sundays, there is a two-hourly service in each direction.[3]

On 14 May 2012, Hapton became a request only stop, along with Huncoat, Burnley Barracks and Pleasington.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Hapton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ East Lancs stations to become 'request only' from today Lancashire Evening Telegraph

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Huncoat   Northern
East Lancashire Line
  Rose Grove