Hyde North railway station

Hyde North is a railway station north of Hyde, Greater Manchester, England, operated by Northern Trains.

Hyde North
National Rail
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Hyde North railway station in 2006
LocationHyde, Tameside
England
Coordinates53°27′50″N 2°05′10″W / 53.464°N 2.086°W / 53.464; -2.086Coordinates: 53°27′50″N 2°05′10″W / 53.464°N 2.086°W / 53.464; -2.086
Grid referenceSJ944964
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityGreater Manchester
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeHYT
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyManchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-groupingSheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee
Post-groupingSheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee
Key dates
February 1863Opened as Hyde Junction
17 September 1951Renamed Hyde North
Passengers
2016/17Increase 48,644
2017/18Increase 48,680
2018/19Increase 48,836
2019/20Increase 53,358
2020/21Decrease 7,608
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Originally opened as Hyde Junction in February 1863,[1] it was at the junction between the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway extension to New Mills (operated jointly with the Midland Railway as the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee) and the MS&L main line through Penistone to Sheffield). For a while it saw the Midland's expresses from London. In 1875, however, a new more direct route was built through Bredbury. On 17 September 1951, the station was renamed Hyde North.[1]

Hyde North Junction accidentEdit

The junction just outside the station was the scene of a crash on 22 August 1990 when, at around 09:50, two trains collided across the single lead junction where the two routes diverged: the 09:33 from Rose Hill to Manchester Piccadilly and the 09:36 from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield. Of the 42 passengers, there were 28 minor injuries. The official report found that the driver of the Rose Hill train had inadvertently passed a signal set at danger and passed onto the short section of single track between the platform end and the junction points where the collision took place. The report also concluded that the driver had not received adequate training.[2]

ServicesEdit

Hyde North only has platforms on the non-electrified tracks towards New Mills Central. The electrified tracks carry EMU trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop and Hadfield behind the station. Despite the station's former name, Hyde Junction, suggesting that passengers had a choice of routes, there never were platforms on the Glossop/Hadfield line here; trains call instead at nearby Flowery Field.

Hyde North is served by alternate services (hourly in each direction) DMU on the route between Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple (Mon-Sat).[3]

There is no Sunday service.

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 Central, as well as Hyde North, without service for around four months.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Cooksey, A. (1992). A report of a train accident that occurred on 22 August 1990 at Hyde North Junction in the London Midland Region of British Railways (PDF). On behalf of HMSO. Sudbury: HSE Books. ISBN 0-11-886304-5. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  3. ^ GB eNRT, May 2018 Edition, Table 78
  4. ^ "Save the Rose Hill Marple Service to Piccadilly". William Wragg MP. Retrieved 27 July 2020.

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