TA0928 : Platforms 2 & 3

taken 2 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Platforms 2 & 3
Platforms 2 & 3
A Sprinter train stands in platform 2 forming the 1711 service to York and a Pennine unit stands in platform 3 which was the 1441 from Manchester Piccadilly.
Paragon Interchange (Hull Paragon Station and Bus Station)
Hull Paragon Interchange is an integrated rail and bus station in the city centre of Kingston upon Hull.
The G.T. Andrews designed Paragon Station and the adjoining Station Hotel opened in 1848 as the new Hull terminus for the growing traffic of the York and North Midland (Y&NMR) leased Hull and Selby Railway (H&S). As well as trains to the west the station was the terminus of the Y&NMR and H&S railway's Hull to Scarborough Line. From 1860s the station also became the terminus of the Hull and Holderness and Hull and Hornsea railways.
At the beginning of the 20th century the North Eastern Railway (NER) expanded the trainshed and station to the designs William Bell, installing the present five arched span platform roof.
A bus station was erected to the adjacent to north of the station in the mid 1930s. In the early 2000s plans for an integrated bus and rail station were made. The new station, named "Paragon Interchange" opened in September 2007, integrating the city's railway and bus stations under William Bell's 1900s train-shed.
The station building is Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link
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Class 158 DMU Express Sprinter
Built by British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL) at its Derby Litchurch Lane Works, the British Rail Class 158 Express Sprinter is a diesel multiple-unit (DMU). They were built between 1989 and 1992 to replace many locomotive-hauled passenger trains on key long distance cross-country routes.
An improvement on previous incarnations of the Sprinter series, the 158 offered luxuries such as air conditioning, an on-board payphone, power-operated interior doors, a toilet in each carriage, and provision for a refreshment trolley service. They also offered a top speed of 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) and a generally more comfortable ride for passengers. They have a range of up to 1,600 miles between refuellings.
Built for British Rail, they are currrently operated in the UK by, Abellio ScotRail, Arriva Trains Wales, East Midlands Trains, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and Northern.
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 13 August, 2017
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Railways 
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Railway Station 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0916 2878 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.6386N 0:20.7776W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0918 2878
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