Newton for Hyde railway station

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Newton for Hyde National Rail
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Location
Place Hyde
Local authority Tameside
Coordinates 53°27′25″N 2°04′01″W / 53.457°N 2.067°W / 53.457; -2.067Coordinates: 53°27′25″N 2°04′01″W / 53.457°N 2.067°W / 53.457; -2.067
Grid reference SJ956955
Operations
Station code NWN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 181,002
2012/13 Increase 186,504
2013/14 Increase 190,808
2014/15 Decrease 182,666
2015/16 Decrease 176,812
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for Greater Manchester
History
Original company Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
17 November 1841 (1841-11-17) Opened as Newton and Hyde
1 March 1858 Renamed Newton for Hyde
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newton for Hyde from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newton for Hyde railway station, serves the Newton area of Hyde in Greater Manchester, England. Newton for Hyde is 7 12 miles (12.1 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly station and managed by Northern Rail.[1] The station unusually features both a covered subway underneath the platforms and a larger viaduct tunnel accessible from both sides, meaning there are 2 ways to cross platforms. The station is raised on the viaduct.[2]

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway as "Newton and Hyde" in 1841, however the station signage referred to the station as just plain "Newton". Trains originally ran from Manchester[3] to Sheffield[4] on the Woodhead Line. The line was electrified in 1953 and closed to passengers between Hadfield and Penistone in 1970.[5] Following the privatisation of train services in 1997, the route was operated by First North Western until 2004 and then Northern,[6] whose franchise was extended until February 2016.[7] The official name on tickets is "Newton for Hyde" to avoid confusion with Newton (South Lanarkshire) and from July 2007 new signage was installed with the legend 'Newton For Hyde'.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a main building and staffed ticket office at street level - this is staffed six days per week on a part time basis (morning and early afternoons only, like several others on the route such as Broadbottom). Waiting shelters, CIS displays, timetable information posters and bench seating are provided at platform level. The subway linking the platforms and ticket hall has steps, but level access is possible to the eastbound platform only via Danby Road.[8]

Services[edit]

There is generally a half-hourly daily service Monday to Sunday daytimes to Manchester Piccadilly westbound and Hadfield eastbound with additional weekday peak extras and an hourly evening service in each direction. Early morning, late evening and rush hour services start or terminate at Glossop.[9]

A half-hourly service operates on Sundays.

Buses do not run directly to or from the station, but the 346 bus (from Ashton-Under-Lyne to Hyde) runs 100m north-east of the westbound platforms.[10]

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Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Glossop Line
Historical railways
Line and station open
Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Line open, station closed