Gorton railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|Key dates||Opened 1842|
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It was opened by the Great Central Railway (GCR) on 25 August 1906 and replaced an earlier station that opened on the line on 23 May 1842. From 1 January 1923, the station was operated by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). The new station was on the busy Woodhead Route to Sheffield Victoria and had four platforms. The original station was situated 200 yards (180 m) west of the present station. From its opening, the new station was named Gorton and Openshaw, and it reverted to its original name by 1977. It was referred to as Openshaw in the 1964 song Slow Train by Flanders and Swann.
The majority of Monday to Friday daytime trains are serviced by the Rose Hill Marple diesel multiple unit service. Early morning, morning and evening peak and late night services operate to and from Glossop and Hadfield using Class 323 electric multiple units.
On Saturday morning two services operate to/from Hadfield, and the evening services also operate to Hadfield. During the rest of the day the service is operated to Rose Hill Marple.
On Sundays, all trains operate to/from Hadfield.
- The Directory of Railway Stations, R.V.J. Butt, 1995, Patricks Stephens Ltd, ISBN=1-85260-508-1
- Jowett's Railway Centres Volume 1 (Alan Jowett, published PSL 1993)
- Realtime Trains website
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