Hessle railway station
|Local authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1840|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hessle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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This is the nearest station on the north bank of the Humber to the Humber Bridge and good views of the structure can be had from the platforms when looking west. It was opened in 1840 by the Hull and Selby Railway and is 4 3⁄4 miles (7.6 km) west of Hull Paragon. The platforms were originally aligned as to serve the outer lines only when the railway was quadrupled early in the 20th century, but following the removal of the outer lines in the early 1970s by British Rail, they were extended out to meet the surviving centre tracks.
The station is unstaffed and has no ticket machine - intending passengers must buy their ticket in advance or on the train. The main building is still present but not in railway use, though the old NER shelter on the eastbound side is still available (a more modern structure is provided on the other side). Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps from the nearby road (east side) and the footbridge (west side). Timetable posters, passenger information screens and a telephone provide train running details.
The station has the same service level as neighbouring Ferriby i.e. hourly in each direction on weekdays (with extras at peak times) to Hull and Doncaster. Some trains continue to Bridlington and Sheffield and there is a single evening service to York.
There is a very limited service (two eastbound and three westbound trains) on Sundays.
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