Howden railway station

Howden railway station serves the town of Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the town in the hamlet of North Howden and is 22 14 miles (35.8 km) west of Hull Paragon. The station is managed by Northern, but is also served by TransPennine Express and Hull Trains.

Howden National Rail
Howden Station, North Howden.jpg
Location
PlaceHowden
Local authorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates53°45′53″N 0°51′36″W / 53.764735°N 0.860000°W / 53.764735; -0.860000Coordinates: 53°45′53″N 0°51′36″W / 53.764735°N 0.860000°W / 53.764735; -0.860000
Grid referenceSE751304
Operations
Station codeHOW
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 99,484
2015/16Increase 0.112 million
2016/17Increase 0.122 million
2017/18Increase 0.126 million
2018/19Decrease 0.111 million
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 Howden from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

HistoryEdit

The station was originally opened by the Hull and Selby Railway (H&SR) on 1 July 1840 as Howden and Bubwith,[1] and was renamed as Howden on 16 April 1869. In 1885 the Hull and Barnsley Railway (H&BR) opened its own Howden station on the northern edge of Howden itself. On 1 July 1922 the H&SR station was renamed North Howden,[1] while the H&BR station was renamed South Howden. North Howden reverted to Howden on 12 June 1961,[1] following South Howden's closure to passengers in 1955. In 1987 Howden station was designated a Grade II listed building and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[2]

FacilitiesEdit

The station is not staffed and has no ticket machine; as such passengers must buy their tickets on the train or in advance of travel. The former buildings still stand, but are now in residential use. The platforms are staggered either side of a level crossing[3] - this provides step-free access to both and the link between them.[4] There are shelters on both platforms, along with digital information screens. Train running information can also be gained from timetable posters and by telephone.

ServicesEdit

The station now has a regular frequency service (approximately hourly each way), thanks to recent improvements in the York to Hull line timetable. All westbound trains call at Selby and then continue to either York (Northern) or London King's Cross (Hull Trains). There is also a limited service to Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly (a.m. peak only). Eastbound there is at least one departure per hour to Hull provided by the various operators that call there.[5] Since the new 2019 winter timetable was introduced, many of the these now run through to Bridlington.

On Sundays, five services are provided by Hull Trains and eight services are provided by Northern in each direction at various points throughout the day.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Selby   Hull Trains
London-Hull
  Brough
Selby   TransPennine Express
North TransPennine
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Gilberdyke
Northern

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 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. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  2. ^ Historic England. "North Howden Station (1346759)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  3. ^ Howden station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  4. ^ Howden station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 December 2016
  5. ^ Table 29 National Rail timetable, December 2019

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