Hyde North railway station
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Transit authority||Greater Manchester|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Original company||Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee|
|Post-grouping||Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee|
|February 1863||Opened as Hyde Junction|
|17 September 1951||Renamed Hyde North|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Originally opened as Hyde Junction in February 1863, 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 Midland'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.
Hyde North Junction accident
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.
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.
There is no Sunday service.
In July 2020, Northern informed local residents that services between Manchester and Rose Hill Marple will not operate between early September and mid December 2020. This will leave Rose Hill, Woodley and Hyde Central, as well as Hyde North, without service for around four months.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- 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.
- GB eNRT, May 2018 Edition, Table 78
- "Save the Rose Hill Marple Service to Piccadilly". William Wragg MP. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
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