Howden railway station
|Local authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1840|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Howden from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Howden railway station serves the town of Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the town in the hamlet of North Howden and is 22 1⁄4 miles (35.8 km) west of Hull Paragon. The station is managed by Northern, but is also served by TransPennine Express and Hull Trains.
The station was originally opened by the Hull and Selby Railway (H&SR) on 1 July 1840 as Howden and Bubwith, and was renamed as Howden on 16 April 1869. In 1885 the Hull and Barnsley Railway (H&BR) opened its own Howden station on the northern edge of Howden itself. On 1 July 1922 the H&SR station was renamed North Howden, while the H&BR station was renamed South Howden. North Howden reverted to Howden on 12 June 1961, following South Howden's closure to passengers in 1955. In 1987 Howden station was designated a Grade II listed building and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.
The station is not staffed and has no ticket machine; as such passengers must buy their tickets on the train or in advance of travel. The former buildings still stand, but are now in residential use. The platforms are staggered either side of a level crossing - this provides step-free access to both and the link between them. There are shelters on both platforms, along with digital information screens. Train running information can also be gained from timetable posters and by telephone.
The station now has a regular frequency service (approximately hourly each way), thanks to recent improvements in the York to Hull line timetable. All westbound trains call at Selby and then continue to either York (Northern) or London King's Cross (Hull Trains). There is also a limited service to Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly (a.m. peak only). Eastbound there is at least one departure per hour to Hull provided by the various operators that call there. Since the new 2019 winter timetable was introduced, many of the theses now run through to Bridlington.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Historic England. "North Howden Station (1346759)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
- Howden station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 6 December 2016
- Howden station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 December 2016
- Table 29 National Rail timetable, December 2019
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