Eccles railway station

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Not to be confused with Eccles Metrolink station. ‹See Tfd›
Eccles National Rail
Eccles
Eccles railway station in 2014.
Location
Place Eccles
Local authority Salford
Coordinates 53°29′06″N 2°20′06″W / 53.485°N 2.335°W / 53.485; -2.335Coordinates: 53°29′06″N 2°20′06″W / 53.485°N 2.335°W / 53.485; -2.335
Grid reference SJ778988
Operations
Station code ECC
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   65,119
2005/06 Increase 71,534
2006/07 Decrease 68,536
2007/08 Increase 73,523
2008/09 Increase 100,938
2009/10 Increase 112,288
2010/11 Increase 121,832
2011/12 Increase 149,336
2012/13 Decrease 147,582
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Original company Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
15 September 1830 (1830-09-15) Station opened
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Eccles from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Eccles railway station serves the town of Eccles in the City of Salford district of Greater Manchester, England. It was opened on 15 September 1830 by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&M).[1]

The station is next to the M602 motorway and is 440 yards (400 m) away from the Eccles Metrolink station. A short freight-only branch line diverges from the main line here, which descends into the Manchester Ship Canal docks at Salford Quays to serve a Blue Circle cement terminal. The branch now occupies the former slow lines formation, as the L&M was formerly quadruple track from here to Manchester (the Manchester and Wigan Railway route to Tyldesley and Wigan North Western shared the tracks of the L&M to a point just west of the station here before diverging towards Worsley).

Services[edit]

A 1905 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (upper right) railways in the vicinity of Eccles

Monday to Saturdays there is generally an hourly service from Eccles to Manchester Victoria eastbound and Liverpool Lime Street westbound. Extra trains run at peak periods.

Sundays trains towards Manchester go to Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly

The station used to be served by North Wales services in the morning peak but this has now ceased. However, with the creation of the MediaCityUK complex in Salford Quays, a much more frequent pattern of services stopping at Eccles has now been reviewed. [1]

Alliance Rail t/a Great North Western Railway Company (GNWR) have Network Rail backing to operate services between London Euston and Leeds via Eccles and Huddersfield. The services are proposed to start in 2018 using Pendolino trains. [2][3]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Train times and station information for Eccles railway station from National Rail
  • Since 2005 the Friends of Eccles Station (FRECCLES) have adopted the station to help improve the environment and lobby for better passenger services.
  • For a brief video history about the station [2]
Salford Lines (Past, present and future)
To Wigan
To Bolton
Little Hulton
To Wigan
Ellenbrook; Walkden Low Level
Walkden High Level
To Warrington
Moorside; To Bolton
Barton Moss; Worsley
Swinton; Dixon Fold
Patricroft; Monton Green
Pendlebury; To Bury
Irlams-o'-th'-Height
Eccles; Eccles
Clifton Junction
Ladywell
Agecroft Bridge
Weaste; Weaste
Brindle Heath Jct; Agecroft Jct
Langworthy; Seedley
Pendleton Bridge
MediaCityUK; Broadway
Cross Lane; Pendleton
Harbour City
Salford Crescent
Anchorage
Salford Docks
Salford Quays
Windsor Link
Exchange Quay
Ordsall Lane; Oldfield Road
To Manchester (Metrolink)
Ordsall Chord(proposed)
To Manchester (Deansgate)
Salford Central
To Manchester (Victoria)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Patricroft
Newton-le- Willows on Sundays
  Northern Rail
Liverpool to Manchester Line
(Northern Route)
  Manchester Victoria
or
Manchester Oxford Road
(Sundays)
Historical railways
Patricroft
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway   Weaste
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Monton Green   LNW   Weaste