Hessle railway station

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Hessle National Rail
Hessle Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceHessle
Local authorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates53°43′01″N 0°26′24″W / 53.71698°N 0.44000°W / 53.71698; -0.44000Coordinates: 53°43′01″N 0°26′24″W / 53.71698°N 0.44000°W / 53.71698; -0.44000
Grid referenceTA029256
Operations
Station codeHES
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 40,062
2015/16Increase 41,984
2016/17Increase 48,414
2017/18Increase 52,676
2018/19Decrease 49,400
History
Key datesOpened 1840 (1840)
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 Hessle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Hessle railway station serves Hessle in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern.

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.[1] It was opened in 1840 by the Hull and Selby Railway and is 4 34 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,[2] 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.

Facilities[edit]

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).[3] Timetable posters, passenger information screens and a telephone provide train running details.

Services[edit]

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 to Sheffield via Doncaster. A limited number of trains to York call at peak periods.

There is a very limited service (two eastbound and three westbound trains) on Sundays.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hessle Railway Station Church, Peter Geograph.org; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  2. ^ Hessle station photo in 1905Yorkshire Railways Archive; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  3. ^ Hessle station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2019 Edition, Table 29
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ferriby   Northern
Selby Line
  Hull Paragon

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