Hyde Central railway station

Hyde Central railway station is the main station serving Hyde, Greater Manchester, England.

Hyde Central
National Rail
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Hyde Central railway station in 2009
LocationHyde, Tameside
England
Grid referenceSJ944949
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityGreater Manchester
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeHYC
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
1858 (1858)Opened as Hyde
1951Renamed Hyde Central
Passengers
2016/17Increase 97,422
2017/18Increase 101,982
2018/19Increase 108,708
2019/20Increase 116,178
2020/21Decrease 12,552
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Originally simply Hyde, it was built by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, opening in 1858 as a branch from its main line through Penistone to Sheffield. From 1862, the branch was extended to New Mills to meet the Midland Railway's extension of its line from Millers Dale. For a while, it saw Midlands expresses from London. In 1875, however, a new more direct route was built through Bredbury.

The substantial station buildings were demolished in 1980, with a new booking office at street level commissioned in their place.

Hyde is also served by Hyde North, on the same line as Hyde Central, and by Flowery Field, Newton for Hyde and Godley on the electrified Manchester to Glossop/Hadfield line.[1]

ServiceEdit

Hyde Central is served by a half-hourly weekday and Saturday service either way between Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple. The frequency drops to hourly after 19:00 and there is no service after 22:00.[2] There is no Sunday service.

 
Hyde Central railway station in 1989

All trains are DMUs, normally Class 195.[3]

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.[4] This will leave Rose Hill, Woodley and Hyde North, as well as Hyde Central, without service for around four months.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Table 78 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  3. ^ "Trains to Hyde Central train station, timetables and tickets".
  4. ^ "Save the Rose Hill Marple Service to Piccadilly". William Wragg MP. Retrieved 27 July 2020.

External linksEdit

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Coordinates: 53°27′07″N 2°05′10″W / 53.452°N 2.086°W / 53.452; -2.086