Glazebrook railway station

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Glazebrook National Rail
Glazebrook Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Glazebrook
Local authority Warrington
Coordinates 53°25′42″N 2°27′35″W / 53.4282°N 2.4598°W / 53.4282; -2.4598Coordinates: 53°25′42″N 2°27′35″W / 53.4282°N 2.4598°W / 53.4282; -2.4598
Grid reference SJ694924
Operations
Station code GLZ
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   28,462
2005/06 Increase 30,750
2006/07 Increase 33,378
2007/08 Increase 34,593
2008/09 Increase 42,604
2009/10 Decrease 41,226
2010/11 Increase 47,360
2011/12 Increase 47,526
2012/13 Increase 49,524
2013/14 Increase 54,548
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened 1873 (1873)
Original company Cheshire Lines Committee
Pre-grouping CLC
Post-grouping CLC
2 September 1873 Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Glazebrook from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Glazebrook railway station is in the Warrington unitary authority in the north west of England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern Rail. The station is 9.9 miles (16 km) west of Manchester Oxford Road on the Manchester to Liverpool Line.

History[edit]

Lines around Glazebrook & Partington in 1907.

Glazebrook station was formerly located between two junctions, Glazebrook West for the Wigan Junction Railways to Wigan Central and St Helens Central, services to those stations ceasing in 1964 and 1952 respectively; and Glazebrook East Junction for the line to Stockport Tiviot Dale via Skelton Junction, passenger services to there ceased in 1964. West of Glazebrook there is the only passing loop east of Warrington, though this is rarely used.

The station building, opened on 2 September 1873,[1] is of typical Cheshire Lines Committee design. The ticket office is open weekday mornings only. Although this station is not within the Greater Manchester area, it does mark the western boundary of the range of rail tickets produced by Transport for Greater Manchester.

Services[edit]

Daytime services are roughly two hourly towards Birchwood and Liverpool Lime Street and two hourly towards Irlam and Manchester Oxford Road. Against the trend, evening services are in fact more frequent than during the day (roughly hourly, though most services run to/from Warrington Central only).[2] There are additional peak services but no Sunday services (nearest stations with Sunday services are Irlam or Birchwood).

A summary of services is:

  • 12 services towards Manchester Oxford Road (normally on the xx:08 of even hours), calling:
Irlam, Flixton, Chassen Road, Urmston, Manchester Deansgate and Manchester Oxford Road
  • 10 services towards Liverpool Lime Street (normally on the xx:33 of even hours), calling:
Birchwood, Padgate, Warrington Central, Widnes, Hough Green, Liverpool South Parkway, Mossley Hill and Liverpool Lime Street
  • 3 services towards Warrington Central (19:06, 21:06 and 22:06), calling:
Birchwood, Padgate and Warrington Central

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 104. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Northern Rail Timetable 16

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Birchwood   Northern Rail
Manchester to Liverpool Line
  Irlam
Disused railways
Padgate
Line and station open
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Glazebrook East Junction to Skelton Junction Line
  Cadishead
Line and station closed
Newchurch Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
Wigan Junction Railways
  Irlam
Line and station open