Besses o' th' Barn Metrolink station

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Tram leaving Besses o' th' Barn in 2009
Besses o' th' Barn is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Besses o' th' Barn
Besses o' th' Barn
Location of Besses o' th' Barn in Greater Manchester
Place Besses o' th' Barn
Local authority Bury
Coordinates 53°32′31″N 2°17′10″W / 53.5419°N 2.2860°W / 53.5419; -2.2860Coordinates: 53°32′31″N 2°17′10″W / 53.5419°N 2.2860°W / 53.5419; -2.2860
Grid reference SD811050
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone B
Present status In operation
Original operator London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Post-grouping company London, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Rail
Opened 1 February 1933
Conversion to Metrolink operation 6 April 1992
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Besses o' th' Barn Metrolink station is a stop on the Bury Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system. It is located in the Besses o' th' Barn area of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, England.

Although the line was built in 1879 by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, it was not until 1 February 1933 that Besses o' th' Barn railway station was opened by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, to cater for a large new housing development in the area. In 1992 the station, which was on the national rail network, became a stop on the Metrolink network. The station is in the network's Ticketing Zone B. It is unique, as it is the only original station on the Bury-Manchester line to have one island platform.


Besses o' th Barn is located on the Bury Line with trams towards Bury stopping every 6 minutes during the day, Mondays to Saturdays, every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday evenings. Trams also head towards Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester and Altrincham, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running every 12 minutes each to Ashton-under-Lyne via Manchester Piccadilly or Altrincham, while evening and Sundays journeys run to Ashton-under-Lyne only with journeys to Altrincham requiring a change of trams at Piccadilly Gardens.[1]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

First Greater Manchester's frequent 135 service runs between Bury and Manchester and stops adjacent to the station as does First services 92 and 93, which runs via Unsworth and Prestwich. Route 95, operated by Maytree Travel and First runs between Pendleton and Whitefield (with Maytree journeys continuing to Bury via Radcliffe) and calls next to Besses United Reformed Church as does First service 98 between Manchester and Bury via Radcliffe.[2]

Besses o' th' Barn railway station in 1966


  1. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Besses o' th' Barn". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

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