Adlington (Lancashire) railway station
|Adlington railway station in 2009|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 4 February 1841|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Adlington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Adlington railway station serves the town of Adlington, near Chorley in Lancashire, England. It is a two-platform station on the Chorley-Bolton line. This is part of the Northern Rail service link between Preston and Manchester.
On 15 June 1837 by act of Parliament, the Bolton and Preston Railway Company constructed a link with the Manchester line comprising nine and a half miles of railway to a temporary terminus at Rawlinson Lane. By December 1841 the line had reached Chorley and Adlington station opened to take over from Rawlinson Bridge.
The line would pass into the hands London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
There is a basic hourly service in each direction from the station (including evenings & Sundays) to Manchester Victoria southbound and to Preston & Blackpool northbound. Additional trains call during weekday peak periods. Transpennine express also use the station weekly on a Sunday evening, 1 train each direction.
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TransPennine North West
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- Station on navigable O.S. map