Broadbottom railway station

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Broadbottom
Broadbottom railway station September 2007
Location
Place Broadbottom
Local authority Tameside
Grid reference SJ989937
Operations
Station code BDB
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  97,743
2005/06 Increase 107,315
2006/07 Decrease 96,795
2007/08 Increase 98,055
2008/09 Increase 122,060
2009/10 Decrease 119,014
2010/11 Increase 126,480
2011/12 Increase 132,916
2012/13 Increase 0.149 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Broadbottom from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Broadbottom railway station serves the village of Broadbottom in Greater Manchester, England. It is on the Manchester-Glossop Line, 10 miles (16 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly. It was opened by the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway in 1842. It was renamed "Mottram" in 1845, but has since reverted to its original name.

East of the station is the Etherow Viaduct that crosses 120 feet (36 m) over the River Etherow. The official length of the viaduct is 422 feet 6 inches (127 m 76 cm) long.

Services[edit]

There is generally a half-hourly daily service from Broadbottom to Manchester Piccadilly and Glossop/Hadfield. Trains operate hourly evenings and Sundays in each direction.

History[edit]

The station is situated between milepost 9 34 and 10 and has had various names over time. The Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne & Manchester Railway called it "Broadbottom" when it opened on 10 December 1842. In July 1845, the name became "Mottram". The MS&L later decided on the best of both worlds when they renamed the station "Mottram and Broadbottom" on 1 May 1884. From 1 August 1897, the MS&LR became the Great Central Railway (GCR), and the GCR was merged with other companies to form the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) on 1 January 1923.

Modern officials were not happy with such duplicity and the station reverted to its original title on 1 January 1954. Something of the former legend, though, was applied with the suffix "for Mottram and Charlesworth" remaining in use until comparatively recently.

Goods facilities here ceased on 15 July 1963 and the station remains open today. Catering for never more than local traffic the station did have a moment of glory for a short period in the 1920s, when the LNERs morning restaurant car express from Manchester London Road to London Marylebone called here.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Tameside Lines
To Oldham
To Saddleworth
Park Bridge
Micklehurst Loop
Mossley
Micklehurst
Oldham Road
Staley and Millbrook
To Manchester
Droylsden
Stalybridge
Ashton Charlestown
Ashton West
Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton Moss
Ashton Moss
Audenshaw
Ashton Park Parade
Dukinfield Central
Dukinfield and Ashton
Droylsden
Cemetery Road
To Manchester
Guide Bridge
Hooley Hill
Fairfield
To Hyde Road
Hyde North
To Manchester
Flowery Field
Denton
Hyde Central
Newton for Hyde
To Marple
Godley
To Stockport
Hattersley
Broadbottom
To Glossop/Hadfield

Coordinates: 53°26′27″N 2°00′59″W / 53.4408°N 2.0165°W / 53.4408; -2.0165