Hucknall station

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Coordinates: 53°02′17″N 01°11′44″W / 53.03806°N 1.19556°W / 53.03806; -1.19556

Hucknall National Rail Nottingham Express Transit
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Looking over Hucknall station from the Station Road bridge.
Location
Place Hucknall
Local authority Ashfield
Grid reference SK540493
Operations
Station code HKN
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms National Rail – 1
Nottingham Express Transit – 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.165 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.145 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.133 million
2014/15 Increase 0.149 million
2015/16 Increase 0.151 million
History
2 October 1848 First station opened as Hucknall
22 December 1895 Relocated to current site
11 August 1952 Renamed Hucknall Byron
12 October 1964 Closed
17 May 1993 Reopened as Hucknall
9 March 2004 Tram stop opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hucknall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hucknall station, also formerly known as Hucknall Byron station, is a railway station and tram stop in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England. It is located on the Robin Hood railway line 5 miles (8 km) north of Nottingham and is also the northern terminus of the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram system. The station has park and ride facilities, with nearly 450 parking spaces for use by both tram and train passengers.[1][2]

TrentBarton Connect Red/Blue bus services connect passengers to the town centre and the western estates, stopping adjacent to the tramstop. TrentBarton 141 service connect passengers to the town centre, the eastern estate and the surrounding villages, stopping on the roadbridge above the station, or adjacent to the Tesco Extra.[citation needed]

The Tesco Extra and the Ashgate Retail Park (Argos, Home Bargains and Kennelgate) are located close to the station.

History[edit]

Hucknall station first opened, as Hucknall, on 2 October 1848, with the opening of the Midland Railway's line from Nottingham to Mansfield. It was located some 4 chains (260 ft; 80 m) from the current station site, and was the first of several stations to serve Hucknall, including the Great Northern's Hucknall Town and the Great Central's Hucknall Central. Hucknall station was relocated to the current site on 22 December 1895, and renamed to Hucknall Byron on 11 August 1952 in order to avoid confusion with the other Hucknall stations. It was closed to passenger traffic, along with all the other stations on the line, on 12 October 1964, but the railway line itself was retained for goods traffic. On 17 May 1993, this line was reopened by British Rail to passenger traffic as part of the new Robin Hood Line, and the station was reopened under its original name, the other Hucknall stations having closed in the meantime.[3][4]

The tram stop opened on 9 March 2004, along with the rest of NET's initial system.[1]

Operation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The railway has a single line and platform through the station, with the platform on the same side of the railway track as the tram stop. There is direct access from the railway platform to the tram platforms.[1]

During Monday to Saturday daytimes there is generally a half-hourly service from Hucknall southbound to Nottingham. There are two trains per hour northbound, one terminating at Mansfield Woodhouse and the other continuing to Worksop.[5] Evening services run hourly in each direction, with all evening northbound trains going to Worksop. On Sundays there is a two-hourly service in both directions, with northbound trains only running as far as Mansfield Woodhouse (services north of Mansfield Woodhouse were withdrawn due to low patronage at the spring 2011 timetable change).[6]

A single Monday to Saturday southbound morning service continues beyond Nottingham to Peterborough and Norwich, but there is no corresponding northbound return working. Many commuters use this service as a way to connect with services to London Kings Cross at Peterborough.[citation needed]

Tram[edit]

The tram stop has two side platforms, flanked two terminal tracks. To the south the line becomes single track as far as Butler's Hill tram stop.[1]

With the opening of NET's phase two, Hucknall is the terminus of NET line 1, which runs through the city centre to Beeston and Chilwell. Trams run at frequencies that vary between 4 and 8 trams per hour, depending on the day and time of day.[2][7]

Routes[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Preceding station   Nottingham Express Transit Nottingham Express Transit   Following station
Butler's Hill
towards Chilwell
  Line 1   Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nottingham Express Transit : Tram Stops : Hucknall". TheTrams.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Extending your Tram Service" (PDF). Nottingham Express Transit. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  3. ^ 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. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  4. ^ Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077. 
  5. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 55 (Network Rail)
  6. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2010 & May 2011 Editions, Table 55
  7. ^ "Nottingham Express Transit Phase 2 opens". Railway Gazette. DVV Media UK Ltd. 25 August 2015. Archived from the original on 28 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 

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