Brough railway station

Brough railway station serves the town of Brough in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is managed by TransPennine Express, and also served by Northern, Hull Trains and London North Eastern Railway.

Brough National Rail
Brough railway station.jpg
Brough railway station, 2005
Location
PlaceBrough
Local authorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates53°43′36″N 0°34′37″W / 53.72670°N 0.57700°W / 53.72670; -0.57700Coordinates: 53°43′36″N 0°34′37″W / 53.72670°N 0.57700°W / 53.72670; -0.57700
Grid referenceSE939265
Operations
Station codeBUH
Managed byTransPennine Express
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.374 million
– Interchange Decrease 6,043
2015/16Increase 0.405 million
– Interchange Increase 6,734
2016/17Increase 0.444 million
– Interchange Increase 8,044
2017/18Increase 0.468 million
– Interchange Increase 8,325
2018/19Decrease 0.459 million
– Interchange Increase 8,363
History
Key datesOpened 1840 (1840)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The station was originally opened by the Hull and Selby Railway in 1840 and at one time had four tracks passing through. The course of the additional outer tracks (and the two disused platform faces) are still visible, although these were removed in the early 1970s.

FacilitiesEdit

There is a ticket office inside the main building which is manned each day from start of service until 19:45 (18:30 on Sundays) and there is a self-service ticket machine (card only) outside the door available 24 hours a day. There is also a vending machine and a refreshment stall open each morning.[1] There is a waiting room on each platform and step-free access to both is available (to platform 2 via ramps onto the footbridge).[2] Automated public address announcements and digital display screens were upgraded by TransPennine Express in 2017. Free Wi-Fi is also being introduced to the station.

There is a pay and display car park located north and south of the station, whilst Brough centre and bus services are a short walk from the station.

ServicesEdit

All services on the various routes out of Hull call at the station, giving it good links with many towns and cities in the rest of Yorkshire. There are also a number of through trains each day to and from London King's Cross, courtesy of Hull Trains (seven departures each day) and London North Eastern Railway. (one morning service outbound, returning in the evening).[3]

Sunday sees an hourly service to Sheffield and every two hours to York & Manchester (with some extra trains in the afternoon). There are now also a few through trains to Scarborough all year since the December 2009 timetable change.

Northern has promised to introduce an additional hourly service between Leeds and Bridlington. Service frequency improvements will also be implemented on the York & Sheffield routes both on weekdays and on Sundays as part of the new franchise agreement.[4] The additional Northern service (from Hull to Halifax via Leeds and Bradford Interchange) began at the 2019 winter timetable change.

As of December 2019, the typical off-peak service pattern is as follows:

TransPennine Express

  • 1tph - Manchester Piccadilly via Leeds
  • 1tph - Hull

Northern

  • 4tph - Hull (2tph continues beyond Hull to Bridlington or Scarborough via the Yorkshire Coast Line)[5]
  • 2tph - Doncaster via Goole (or Selby; one fast, one stopping). Express service continues to Sheffield.
  • 1tph - York
  • 1tph - Halifax via Leeds

Hull Trains

  • 1tp2h - London Kings Cross via Selby and Doncaster
  • 1tp2h - Hull with 1tpd continuing to Beverley (via the Yorkshire Coast Line)

London North Eastern Railway

  • 1tpd - London Kings Cross via Doncaster
  • 1tpd - Hull

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brough station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  2. ^ Brough Rail Station Mapio.net; Retrieved 7 December 2016
  3. ^ Table 26 National Rail timetable, May 2019
  4. ^ Northern Franchise Improvements - DfT Archived 24 July 2019 at the Wayback MachineDepartment for Transport
  5. ^ Table 29 National Rail timetable, December 2019

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Selby   London North Eastern Railway
East Coast Main Line
(Limited service)
  Hull Paragon
Howden   Hull Trains
London-Hull
  Hull Paragon
Selby or Gilberdyke   TransPennine Express
North TransPennine
  Hull Paragon
Broomfleet   Northern
Selby Line
  Ferriby
  Historical railways  
Broomfleet
Line and station open
  North Eastern Railway   Melton Halt
Line open, station closed