Hope (Flintshire) railway station

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Hope (Flintshire) National Rail
Welsh: Yr Hob
Platform 1, Hope railway station (geograph 4032659).jpg
Location
Place Hope, Flintshire
Local authority Flintshire
Coordinates
Grid reference SJ306582
Operations
Station code HPE
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
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 Increase 25,526
2012/13 Increase 27,652
2013/14 Increase 29,682
2014/15 Decrease 27,470
2015/16 Increase 28,904
History
1 May 1866 (1866-05-01) Opened as Caergwrle[1]
1 January 1899 Renamed Hope Village[2][3]
6 May 1974 Renamed Hope (Clwyd)[2][4]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hope (Flintshire) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hope railway station serves the village of Hope in Flintshire, Wales. The station is 5¼ miles (8 km) north of Wrexham Central on the Borderlands Line. The name of the station in Welsh is Yr Hob.

History[edit]

The station was originally known as Caergwrle, with the name changing to Hope Village on 1 January 1899,[2] to differentiate it from Caergwrle and Hope Exchange stations, with the latter being just north of Penyffordd. The station had a 17-lever signal box at the northern end of the Wrexham-bound platform, with an adjacent third through line around the outside of the platform, and a goods yard with a cattle pen and one-ton crane.[2] The signal box was opened in 1885 and closed on 1 August 1965, and the goods yard closed on 4 May 1964.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Each of the two platforms has an electronic timetable, a waiting shelter and CCTV. There is a cycle rack and lock-up on platform 1. Entry to the station is by a ramp. Access to each platform is straightforward, with a pedestrian level crossing at the southern end of the platforms. However, neither platform has any seating.

Services[edit]

The basic off-peak service consists of one train per hour to Bidston (for connections to Birkenhead Park and Liverpool Lime Street via the Wirral Line), and one to Wrexham Central. In the evenings and on bank holidays, this drops to one every second hour. There are six trains in each direction on Sundays.[6]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 51.
  2. ^ a b c d Mitchell & Smith 2013, map XII.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 51, 123.
  4. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 123, 122.
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 27.
  6. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 101

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Wrexham to New Brighton. West Sussex: Middleton Press. ISBN 9781908174475. OCLC 859543196. 

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Caergwrle   Arriva Trains Wales
Borderlands Line
  Penyffordd

Coordinates: 53°07′01″N 3°02′13″W / 53.117°N 3.037°W / 53.117; -3.037