Hessle railway station

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Hessle
National Rail
Hessle Railway Station.jpg
General information
LocationHessle, East Riding of Yorkshire
England
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
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeHES
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened1840
Passengers
2016/17Increase 48,414
2017/18Increase 52,674
2018/19Decrease 49,400
2019/20Increase 53,128
2020/21Decrease 5,934
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Hessle railway station serves the town of 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 it does have a ticket machine - intending passengers may still 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 Doncaster. A limited number of trains to/from 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 December 2019 Edition, Table 29
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ferriby   Northern
Selby Line
  Hull Paragon

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