Adlington (Lancashire) railway station

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Adlington (Lancashire) National Rail
Adlington (Lancashire)
Adlington railway station in 2009
Location
Place Adlington
Local authority Chorley
Grid reference SD602131
Operations
Station code ADL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  79,777
2005/06 Increase 82,138
2006/07 Increase 83,270
2007/08 Increase 94,043
2008/09 Decrease 91,126
2009/10 Increase 94,610
2010/11 Increase 0.105 million
2011/12 Increase 0.110 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.109 million
History
Key dates Opened 4 February 1841 (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 (Lancashire) 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.

Until 1960 Adlington was also served by a station named White Bear (on the Lancashire Union Railway).

History[edit]

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.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Rail.

Services[edit]

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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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chorley   Northern Rail
Manchester-Preston Line
  Blackrod
Chorley   TransPennine Express
TransPennine North West
Limited Service
  Blackrod

Coordinates: 53°36′47″N 2°36′11″W / 53.613°N 2.603°W / 53.613; -2.603