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Written by Mark Bearton - 15 Jan 2005
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Location notes
Hebden Bridge is on the Calder Valley route between Manchester and Bradford.
Railway type and traffic
There is a frequent passenger service, with all trains stopping at Hebden Bridge, comprising usually of two trains per hour from Manchester and one from Blackpool, all continuing to Bradford and Leeds and some on to Selby/York.
There is the occasional freight working, one regular being a daily Knowsley (Kirkby) to Immingham working passing here early afternoon.
Environment
Hebden Bridge is located in a narrow valley on the edge of the Pennines. The station itself has been very well restored and the town is popular with tourists and walkers.
Road directions
Hebden Bridge is located on the A646 Halifax to Burnley road and the A6033 from Keighley. The station is on the main road to Halifax, just east of the town and is well signposted.

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Hebden Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a station car park, though this gets full with commuters. Parking in Hebden Bridge itself is limited due to the narrow roads.
Public transport
As mentioned above there is a regular train service serving the station.
First Bus operates regular services between Halifax, Tomorden, Rochdale and Burnley which pass along the main road near the station. The town's local buses and the 500 from Keighley both stop outside the station.

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Amenities
There are toilets on the station. The nearest shops are in the town, a 10 minute walk away.
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Hebden Bridge

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Hebden Bridge general view map
Hebden Bridge close up map

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Photographic notes
The light is generally best looking west in a morning and east in the afternoon, though the shot east from the south side of the station is restricted. The station's platforms are slightly staggered and due to the attractive nature of the buildings, pictures of units in the station are good.


General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


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