Broadbottom railway station
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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.
There is generally a half-hourly daily service to Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield. Trains operate hourly evenings in each direction. Early morning, rush hour and late evening services start or terminate at Glossop.
The station is situated between milepost 9 3⁄4 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.
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