Howden railway station

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Howden National Rail
Howden Station, North Howden.jpg
Location
Place Howden
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates 53°45′53″N 0°51′36″W / 53.764735°N 0.860000°W / 53.764735; -0.860000Coordinates: 53°45′53″N 0°51′36″W / 53.764735°N 0.860000°W / 53.764735; -0.860000
Grid reference SE751304
Operations
Station code HOW
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 94,634
2012/13 Increase 96,380
2013/14 Increase 0.103 million
2014/15 Decrease 99,484
2015/16 Increase 0.112 million
History
Key dates Opened 1840 (1840)
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* 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.
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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 14 miles (35.8 km) west of Hull Paragon. The station is managed by Northern, but is also served by TransPennine Express and Hull Trains.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened by the Hull and Selby Railway on 1 July 1840 as Howden and Bubwith.[1] It was renamed to Howden on 16 April 1869, and to North Howden on 1 July 1922.[1] It was again renamed to Howden on 12 June 1961.[1] In 1987 it was designated a Grade II listed building and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[2]

Facilities[edit]

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[3] - this provides step-free access to both and the link between them.[4] There are shelters on both platforms, along with digital information screens. Train running information can also be gained from timetable posters and by telephone.

Services[edit]

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 Kings 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.[5]

On Sundays, five services are provided by Hull Trains and eight services are provided by Northern in each direction at various points throughout the day.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Selby   Hull Trains
London-Hull
  Brough
Selby   TransPennine Express
North TransPennine
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Gilberdyke
Northern

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "North Howden Station (1346759)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Howden station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  4. ^ Howden station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  5. ^ Table 29 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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