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UK railway stations – H

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Habrough DN40 3AP HAB
Hackbridge SM6 7BJ HCB
Hackney Central E8 1LR HKC
Hackney Downs E8 1LP HAC
Hackney Wick E9 5ER HKW
Haddenham and Thame Parkway HP17 8EQ HDM
Haddiscoe NR31 9JA HAD
Hadfield SK13 2AQ HDF
Hadley Wood EN4 0EL HDW
Hag Fold M46 9SG HGF
Haggerston HGG
Hagley DY9 0NX HAG
Hairmyres G74 5LW HMY
Hale WA15 9AD HAL
Halesworth IP19 8JS HAS
Halewood L26 0TQ HED
Halifax HX3 9XU HFX
Hall Green B28 8JX HLG
Hall i' th' Wood BL2 3AD HID
Hall Road L23 6XX HLR
Halling ME2 1BN HAI
Haltwhistle NE49 9HN HWH
Ham Street TN26 2DU HMT
Hamble SO31 4HT HME
Hamilton Central ML3 6QL HNC
Hamilton Square CH41 1AL BKQ
Hamilton West ML3 9AY HNW
Hammerton YO26 8DN HMM
Hampden Park BN22 9ND HMD
Hampstead Heath NW3 2QF HDH
Hampton TW12 2HU HMP
Hampton Court KT8 9AE HMC
Hampton Wick KT1 4WB HMW
Hampton-in-Arden B92 0BH HIA
Hamstead B42 1DE HSD
Hamworthy BH16 5DB HAM
Hanborough OX8 8LA HND
Handforth SK9 3AB HTH
Hanwell W7 3EB HAN
Hapton BB12 7LG HPN
Harlech LL46 2UF HRL
Harlesden NW10 8NZ HDN
Harling Road NR16 2QR HRD
Harlington LU5 6LU HLN
Harlow Mill CM20 2EL HWM
Harlow Town CM20 2TD HWN
Harman's Cross BH19 3EB Not applicable
Harold Wood RM3 0PE HRO
Harpenden AL5 4SP HPD
Harrietsham ME17 1JA HRM
Harringay N4 1RE HGY
Harringay Green Lanes N4 1DR HRY
Harrington CA14 5QD HRR
Harrogate HG1 1TF HGT
Harrow & Wealdstone HA3 5AG HRW
Harrow-on-the-Hill HA1 1BB HOH
Hartford CW8 2AE HTF
Hartlebury DY10 4HA HBY
Hartlepool TS24 7ED HPL
Hartwood ML7 5DU HTW
Harwich International CO12 4SP HPQ
Harwich Town CO12 3NA HWC
Haslemere GU27 1DB HSL
Hassocks BN6 8JD HSK
Hastings TN34 1BA HGS
Hatch End HA5 4HU HTE
Hatfield (Hertfordshire) AL9 5AB HAT
Hatfield and Stainforth DN7 5HL HFS
Hatfield Peverel CM3 2DX HAP
Hathersage S32 1DR HSG
Hattersley SK14 3BJ HTY
Hatton CV35 7LE HTN
Havant PO9 2AA HAV
Havenhouse PE24 4AR HVN
Haverfordwest SA61 2LY HVF
Hawarden CH5 3EG HWD
Hawarden Bridge CH5 1PY HWB
Hawkhead PA2 7AS HKH
Haworth BD22 8NJ  
Haydon Bridge NE47 6LN HDB
Haydons Road SW19 8RP HYR
Hayes (Kent) BR2 7DL HYS
Hayes and Harlington UB3 4BX HAY
Hayle TR27 4NG HYL
Haymarket EH11 2BD HYM
Haywards Heath RH16 1DB HHE
Hazel Grove SK7 4EX HAZ
Headcorn TN27 9SD HCN
Headingley LS5 3LD HDY
Headstone Lane HA2 6NE HDL
Heald Green SK8 3PZ HDG
Healing DN41 7RY HLI
Heath High Level CF23 5QJ HHL
Heath Low Level CF14 3RJ HLL
Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3 TW6 1WD HXX
Heathrow Terminal 4 TW6 3AA HAF
Heathrow Terminal 5 TW6 2GA HWV
Heaton Chapel SK4 4RL HTC
Hebden Bridge HX7 6JD HBD
Heckington NG34 9UP HEC
Hedge End SO30 2XB HDE
Hednesford WS11 3EG HNF
Heighington DL5 6QG HEI
Helensburgh Central G84 7EE HLC
Helen's Bay BT19 1TH
Helensburgh Upper G84 9AG HLU
Hellifield BD23 4HN HLD
Helmsdale KW8 6HT HMS
Helsby WA6 0AG HSB
Hemel Hempstead HP3 9BQ HML
Hendon NW9 6AX HEN
Hengoed CF82 7LT HNG
Henley-in-Arden B95 5JF HNL
Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BE HOT
Hensall DN14 0QN HEL
Hereford HR1 1BB HFD
Herne Bay CT6 8PJ HNB
Herne Hill SE24 0JW HNH
Hersham KT12 3RW HER
Herston Halt ? Not applicable
Hertford East SG14 1SB HFE
Hertford North SG14 1NB HFN
Hessle HU13 0EY HES
Heswall CH60 1XQ HSW
Hever TN8 7ER HEV
Heworth NE10 0LW HEW
Hexham NE46 1ET HEX
Heyford OX6 3PD HYD
Heysham Port LA3 2XE HHB
High Brooms TN2 3XE HIB
High Street Glasgow G1 1QF HST
High Wycombe HP13 6NN HWY
Higham ME3 7JQ HGM
Highams Park E4 9LA HIP
Highbridge and Burnham TA9 3BT HIG
Highbury and Islington N1 1SB HHY
Hightown L38 3RX HTO
Hilden BT27 4RY
Hildenborough TN11 8LX HLB
Hillfoot G61 2BT HLF
Hillington East G52 2LJ HLE
Hillington West G52 4EW HLW
Hillside PR8 2LN HIL
Hilsea PO3 5RQ HLS
Hinchley Wood KT10 0SR HYW
Hinckley LE10 1UE HNK
Hindley WN2 2QL HIN
Hinton Admiral BH23 7DP HNA
Hitchin SG4 9UL HIT
Hither Green SE13 6HE HGR
Hockley SS5 4BG HOC
Hollingbourne ME17 1TX HBN
Hollinwood OL9 7LG HOD
Holmes Chapel CW4 8AA HCH
Holmwood RH5 4UZ HLM
Holton Heath BH16 6JX HOL
Holyhead LL65 1DQ HHD
Holytown ML1 4LU HLY
Holywood BT18 9JP
Homerton E9 6AP HMN
Honeybourne WR11 5XR HYB
Honiton EX14 2DA HON
Honley HD7 2LJ HOY
Honor Oak Park SE23 1NX HPA
Hook RG27 9HS HOK
Hooton CH66 7NL HOO
Hope (Flintshire) LL12 9NJ HPE
Hope (Derbyshire) S33 6RE HOP
Hopton Heath SY7 0QD HPT
Horden SR8 4EA HRE
Horley RH6 9HB HOR
Hornbeam Park HG2 8BW HBP
Hornsey N8 7EA HRN
Horsforth LS18 5NP HRS
Horsham RH13 5RB HRH
Horsley KT24 6QX HSY
Horton-in-Ribblesdale BD24 0HL HIR
Horwich Parkway BL6 6LB HWI
Hoscar L40 4BQ HSC
Hough Green WA8 7XU HGN
Hounslow TW3 2EB HOU
Hove BN3 6HW HOV
Hoveton and Wroxham NR12 8UT HXM
How Wood (Hertfordshire) AL2 2JL HWW
Howden DN14 7LD HOW
Howwood (Renfrewshire) PA9 1XX HOZ
Hoxton HOX
Hoylake CH47 2AB HYK
Hubberts Bridge PE20 3QR HBB
Hucknall NG15 8AH HKN
Huddersfield HD1 1JF HUD
Hull Paragon Interchange HU3 2LL HUL
Humphrey Park M32 9QD HUP
Huncoat BB5 6NQ HCT
Hungerford RG17 0DX HGD
Hunmanby YO14 0LR HUB
Huntingdon PE29 3BP HUN
Huntly AB54 6HZ HNT
Hunts Cross L25 0NL HNX
Hurst Green RH8 0LL HUR
Hutton Cranswick YO25 9QY HUT
Huyton L36 5XA HUY
Hyde Central SK14 1BW HYC
Hyde North SK16 5LJ HYT
Hykeham LN6 9AT HKM
Hyndland G12 9YH HYN
Hythe (Essex) CO2 8JZ HYH

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[train passing] ♪ background music ♪ (Narrator) Switches and crossings play an essential role in connecting the rail network. We use them to guide trains from one track to another and to enable lines to cross paths. Put simply, they're the junctions that allow us to create a multi-lined, multi-routed rail network. At Network Rail we own over 20,000 switch and crossing units. They come in many different shapes and sizes and all are made to measure for their specific location. To understand how switches and crossings work, we've first got to look at the wheel-rail interaction. Train wheels move along the rails guided only by the pound coin sized area of wheel that sits on the rail head. The wheel rim or flange doesn't normally touch the rail. Flanges are only a last resort, to prevent the wheels becoming derailed. A switch can guide a wheel in one of two directions. A crossing creates a gap in the rail for the flange to pass through. This is a switch. Also known as a point. It's the moving part of the switch and crossing layout and is made up of two long blades which can move across to guide the train one way or another. This is the switch rail. And this is called the toe. This is called the stock rail. It's a non-moving part of the switch. The two switch blades are fixed to each other by a stretcher bar to ensure that when one is against its stock rail the other is fully clear and provide room for the wheel flange to pass through cleanly. This is a crossing. It's the non-moving part of the switch and crossing layout that allows a train to pass in either direction once the switch has been set. This is the nose of the crossing. Either side of the crossing area, wing and check rails are provided to assist the guidance of the wheel sets through the crossing. Crossings can be either fabricated, made up of two machined rails joined together, or they can be cast as a single unit. Modern crossings are now cast from manganese steel which is an advanced alloy that gets harder with use. This is an important property, as the nose of the crossing can take high impact loads as train wheels pass through. (Lawrence) My name's Lawrence Wilton, and I'm a graduate engineer working for Network Rail. I'm here today to teach you about switches and crossings. The most simple form of S and C is the turn-out. This is a left-hand turn-out. As you can see, it diverges from the main route in a leftward direction. This is how it works. In normal mode, the left hand wheel rolls along the switch rail and there's flange way clearance for the right wheel to continue along the stock rail. The inside surface of the right flange is kept on course by the track rail. This restrains the wheel set and ensures it is directed along the correct route. Meanwhile, the left wheel transfers contact between the different parts of the crossing. That's where there's a high impact load. In the reverse the right wheel rolls over the switch rail and follows its geometry. The inside surface of the left flange is guided by the check, forcing it to follow the stock rail on the new route and the right hand wheel makes a crossing, again, impacting a load on the crossing nose. (Narrator) There are many different types of switch and crossing on the network. They include turn-outs, diamonds, cross-overs, and slip-diamonds. The type we use is determined by a number of factors including the number of lines involved, frequency of use and running line speed. Trains travelling at high speeds need long switches and crossings. At low speed, such as in stations, trains can make tighter turns. Train movements across the network are set and controlled by signallers who use switches to set routes for trains. Switches can be propelled by various devices. One of the simplest forms is a ground frame set-up. A series of rods and cams attached to levers in signal boxes. These are now largely being replaced by remotely operated hydraulic and electro-mechanical devices. (Lawrence) Seen by rail-sides all across the country, this is an HW2000 points machine. This is electro-mechanical. What we have here is your drive motor. To check that motor has done its job, over here we have an interlocking and detection system. Detection tells us when the points have completed their travel and locked. Locking holds the points in this state, so they cannot be physically moved. So when a train runs over the top, it remains in position. Facing point locks are one of the most important safety features on the S and C layout. They ensure that the points cannot be moved when set. This is important because failure to lock the switches could cause a derailment. (Narrator) As engineers, we face an ongoing challenge to maintain and improve our switch and crossing assets. Trains can create large impact and lateral forces as they change course. And these forces can cause wear and deformation. Switches and crossings therefore have a limited lifespan before we need to replace them. Less than 5% of track miles are made up of switches and crossings, but over 17% of our maintenance budget is spent on them. We'll continue to research and develop new inspection techniques and material usage to increase their performance. (Lawrence) It's all about creating a network that's safe, reliable and efficient. It's what we do.

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