Hope (Flintshire) railway station
|Welsh: Yr Hob|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 May 1866||Opened as Caergwrle|
|1 January 1899||Renamed Hope Village|
|6 May 1974||Renamed Hope (Clwyd)|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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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The station was originally known as Caergwrle, with the name changing to Hope Village on 1 January 1899, 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. The signal box was opened in 1885 and closed on 1 August 1965, and the goods yard closed on 4 May 1964.
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.
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.
An Arriva Trains Wales Class 150 at the station
- 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.
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