Hapton railway station

Hapton railway station serves the English village of Hapton 3 miles (5 km) west of Burnley Central railway station on the East Lancashire Line operated by Northern. It is unmanned. Between 2004–5 and 2005–6, passenger usage fell by 21%, but in the years since, it has risen again by more than 60%.

Hapton National Rail
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Location
PlaceHapton
Local authorityBurnley
Coordinates53°46′55″N 2°19′01″W / 53.782°N 2.317°W / 53.782; -2.317Coordinates: 53°46′55″N 2°19′01″W / 53.782°N 2.317°W / 53.782; -2.317
Grid referenceSD791317
Operations
Station codeHPN
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 18,228
2015/16Decrease 15,054
2016/17Increase 16,344
2017/18Increase 16,544
2018/19Decrease 14,274
History
Original companyEast Lancashire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
c. 1860Opened[1]
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 Hapton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The station has only basic facilities available, the standard plexiglass shelters, passenger information screens and PA system, with no permanent buildings. It is fully accessible for disabled travellers, via ramps from the nearby main road to each platform.[2]

1948 Ordnance Survey map showing Hapton station close to the lower edge

ServicesEdit

Monday to Saturday, there is an hourly service from Huncoat to Burnley and Colne (eastbound) and Preston via Accrington and Blackburn (westbound). On Sundays, there is an hourly service in each direction, with through running to and from Blackpool South.[3]

On 14 May 2012, Hapton became a request only stop, along with Huncoat, Burnley Barracks and Pleasington.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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. 113. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  2. ^ Hapton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 97 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  4. ^ East Lancs stations to become 'request only' from today Lancashire Evening Telegraph

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Huncoat   Northern
East Lancashire Line
  Rose Grove