Appley Bridge railway station
|Local authority||West Lancashire|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|9 April 1855||Station opens|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Appley Bridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Appley Bridge railway station was built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and opened on 9 April 1855. The main stone-built station building survives adjacent to the Wigan-bound platform, but is now in use for non-railway purposes (as a public house), modest shelters now being provided on both platforms for rail travellers.
Opened by the Manchester and Southport Railway as a branch of the East Lancashire Railway, it was absorbed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948,
A Greater Manchester Council landfill site & transfer terminal was formerly located a short distance west of the station, served by a siding connection from the up (eastbound) line. This received regular trainloads of domestic waste from terminals in and around Manchester from the early 1980s up until 1995, when the site reached capacity and was closed. The defunct siding is still intact and is visible from passing trains.
Monday to Saturday daytimes, there are two trains an hour to Southport westbound and to Wigan. Beyond Wigan, services run alternately to Manchester Victoria via Atherton and to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport via Bolton Interchange. After 19:30 the service drops to hourly each way.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
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- Station on navigable O.S. map.
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