Gorton railway station

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Gorton National Rail
Gorton
Location
Place Gorton
Local authority Manchester
Grid reference SJ889969
Operations
Station code GTO
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2005/06   72,062
2006/07 Increase 75,452
2007/08 Increase 81,018
2008/09 Increase 97,544
2009/10 Increase 99,472
2010/11 Increase 121,844
2011/12 Increase 135,014
2012/13 Decrease 128,666
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened 1842 (1842)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gorton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Gorton railway station serves Gorton district of the city of Manchester, England. The station is on the Manchester-Glossop Line and the 2½ miles (4 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly.

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).[1] 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,[1] and it reverted to its original name by 1977.[2] It was referred to as Openshaw in the 1964 song Slow Train by Flanders and Swann.

Services[edit]

Gorton is served by eastbound trains to Rose Hill Marple, Glossop and Hadfield, with all westbound services terminating at Manchester Piccadilly.

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Directory of Railway Stations, R.V.J. Butt, 1995, Patricks Stephens Ltd, ISBN=1-85260-508-1
  2. ^ Jowett's Railway Centres Volume 1 (Alan Jowett, published PSL 1993)
  3. ^ Realtime Trains website

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Coordinates: 53°28′8″N 2°10′4″W / 53.46889°N 2.16778°W / 53.46889; -2.16778