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Hessle is on the outskirts of Hull and you will pass this on the A63 on the way in to the city. The double tracked line is on the routes between Hull>Goole and Hull>Selby.
Railway type and traffic
This is a main line and traffic runs 24hrs a day. The mainstay of all the traffic are the regular FTPEx and Northern services. East Coast do have some HST services. You will likely see 142/144/150/158/185/180 and 43s.
Hull has docklands so there is some freight with the usual 66s running services. There is also an Aggregate train that runs into the local Tilcon depot. Freight is not that frequent so do check before travelling if that is what you want to see.
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The station has two platforms and the line runs East/West through them. There are no facilities here now and the station is unmanned. There are two bus shelter type offerings for you to sit in.
Hessle Station is a reasonably quiet, but always err on the side of caution.
From the A63 Clive Sullivan Way, turn off just before the Humber Bridge and head down the A15 and round the roundabout onto the A1105 Boothferry Road. At the lights turn right down Heads Lane and onto Woodfield Lane. Just before the roadbridge turn Left and then the station is 100yards on the Right.
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There is car parking on site. It is a free car park and any vehicle left can be seen from the platforms.
The car park overlooks the line so you could just sit in your car and shoot from over the fence if you wanted.
EYMS run a service into Hessle Square service 66 from Hull City Centre.
Northern Trains also run trains between Doncaster and Hull that call at the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no amenities on site to you will need to take provisions with you if you plan of staying a while. It's only a short walk, about 10mins, to Hessle Square where there chips shops, bakers etc.
There is a Sainsbury's Supermarket just 5mins drive away.
The nearest Hotel is The Village Hotel.
Henry Boot Way,
Tel: 0871 222 4592
Fax: 0871 222 4591
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Hessle Station general view map
Hessle Station close up map
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Photography is probably best from the South platform so the sun is on your back. Shots can be taken from the bridge between platforms. No real issues with photography here.
Video should be no problem and there is plenty of space for tripods etc. The usual rules aplly about not getting to close as some services don't stop and pass through at 60.
General views - All photographs © Mick Evans unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking east
Fig 3 - Looking east
Fig 4 - Looking west
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