Hyde North railway station

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Hyde North National Rail
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Hyde North railway station in 2006
Location
PlaceHyde
Local authorityTameside
Coordinates53°27′50″N 2°05′10″W / 53.464°N 2.086°W / 53.464; -2.086Coordinates: 53°27′50″N 2°05′10″W / 53.464°N 2.086°W / 53.464; -2.086
Grid referenceSJ944964
Operations
Station codeHYT
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 44,346
2014/15Decrease 42,148
2015/16Increase 43,992
2016/17Increase 48,644
2017/18Increase 48,680
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEGreater Manchester
History
Original companyManchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-groupingSheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee
Post-groupingSheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee
February 1863Opened as Hyde Junction
17 September 1951Renamed Hyde North
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hyde North from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Hyde North is a railway station north of Hyde, Greater Manchester, England, operated by Northern.

Originally opened as Hyde Junction in February 1863,[1] it was at the junction between the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway extension to New Mills, (operated jointly with the Midland Railway as the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee), and the MS&L main line through Penistone to Sheffield). For a while it saw the Midlands's expresses from London. In 1875 however, a new more direct route was built through Bredbury. On 17 September 1951, the station was renamed Hyde North.[1]

Hyde North Junction accident[edit]

The junction just outside the station was the scene of a crash on 22 August 1990 when, at around 09:50, two trains collided across the single lead junction where the two routes diverged: the 09:33 from Rose Hill to Manchester Piccadilly, and the 09:36 from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield. Of the 42 passengers, there were 28 minor injuries. The official report found that the driver of the Rose Hill train had inadvertently passed a signal set at danger and passed onto the short section of single track between the platform end and the junction points where the collision took place. The report also concluded that the driver had not received adequate training.[2]

Services[edit]

Hyde North only has platforms on the non-electrified tracks towards New Mills Central. The electrified tracks carry EMU trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop and Hadfield behind the station. Despite the station's former name Hyde Junction suggesting that passengers had a choice of routes, there never were platforms on the Glossop/Hadfield line here; trains call instead at nearby Flowery Field.

Hyde North is served by alternate services (hourly in each direction) DMU on the route between Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple (Mon-Sat).[3]

There is no Sunday service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Cooksey, A. (1992). A report of a train accident that occurred on 22 August 1990 at Hyde North Junction in the London Midland Region of British Railways (PDF). On behalf of HMSO. Sudbury: HSE Books. ISBN 0-11-886304-5. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  3. ^ GB eNRT, May 2018 Edition, Table 78

External links[edit]

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