Hathersage railway station

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Hathersage National Rail
Hathersage railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceHathersage
Local authorityDerbyshire Dales
Grid referenceSK232810
Operations
Station codeHSG
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 60,550
2014/15Increase 61,408
2015/16Increase 65,112
2016/17Decrease 62,646
2017/18Decrease 60,040
History
Key datesOpened 1894 (1894)
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 Hathersage from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Hathersage railway station serves the village of Hathersage in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England.

It was opened in 1894 on the Midland Railway's Dore and Chinley line (now the Hope Valley Line). The original buildings were of timber and have disappeared, with the platforms being rebuilt in masonry.

The villagers' initial reaction to proposals to build the railway may have been unenthusiastic. They had already had an unfavourable experience of the 'iron horse' in the form of a traction engine in 1882, which, drawing two heavy carts, had made the roads almost impassable, killing a boy and overturning a mail cart. In addition, a private carriage collided with it, killing one of the occupants.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed, but has been fitted with automatic ticket vending machines to allow passengers to purchase tickets before travelling. Standard waiting shelters are provided on both platforms and train running information is offered via CIS displays, automated announcements, a pay phone and timetable posters. Step-free access is available to both platforms, which are linked via a ramped subway.[1]

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train every hour to Sheffield and one to Manchester Piccadilly. On Sundays it is again two-hourly (with some extras in summer).[2]

East Midlands Trains call here with the first service of the day to Manchester and Liverpool Lime Street also on the final return working. All other services are provided by Northern. A normal weekday service operates on most Bank holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hathersage station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  2. ^ Table 78 National Rail timetable, December 2018

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°19′34″N 1°39′04″W / 53.326°N 1.651°W / 53.326; -1.651