Littleborough railway station

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Littleborough National Rail
Littleborough
Location
Place Littleborough
Local authority Rochdale
Grid reference SD938162
Operations
Station code LTL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.212 million
2005/06 Increase 0.224 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.211 million
2007/08 Increase 0.237 million
2008/09 Increase 0.358 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.344 million
2010/11 Increase 0.354 million
2011/12 Increase 0.384 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.376 million
History
Key dates Opened 1839 (1839)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Littleborough from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Littleborough railway station serves the small town of Littleborough in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England.

It lies on the Caldervale Line 13¾ miles (22 km) north of Manchester Victoria towards Halifax, Bradford Interchange and Leeds.

This is the last station on the Caldervale Line in the Greater Manchester area. It was one of the original Manchester and Leeds Railway station sites and for the first year of operation following its opening in July 1839, it was the temporary terminus of the line from Manchester (the section on through the Summit Tunnel towards Mirfield not being completed until 1841).[1] It did so again for some eight months after the December 1984 Summit Tunnel fire - passengers transferring between the trains to/from Manchester and a rail-replacement bus service onwards to Todmorden until repairs to the tunnel could be completed and the line reopened.

Services[edit]

Station approach
Northern Rail 144007 leaving Platform 2 with a Manchester Victoria to Leeds service in 2009

Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service from Littleborough to Manchester Victoria westbound and to Todmorden eastbound, with hourly extensions to Leeds via Dewsbury. In the evenings and on Sundays, trains to Leeds operate via Halifax rather than Dewsbury.[2]

The service to/from Manchester may be further improved when the 'Todmorden Curve' re-instatement is commissioned in May 2015. This will also provide a link to Burnley, Blackburn and through to Preston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, M. (1983), The Manchester & Leeds Railway (The Calder Valley Line), Wyvern Publishing, Skipton, ISBN 0-907941-06-0; p.12
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2014 Edition, Table 41

External links[edit]

Railways in Rochdale (Past, Present and Future)
To Bacup
To Calderdale
Broadley
Littleborough
Shawclough and Healey
Wardleworth
Smithy Bridge
Rochdale Town Centre
Rochdale
Newbold
Kingsway Business Park
To Bury
Milnrow
Broadfield
Newhey
To Oldham
Heywood
Castleton
Middleton
Mills Hill
To Manchester
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Smithy Bridge   Northern Rail
Caldervale Line
  Walsden
Todmorden

Coordinates: 53°38′34″N 2°05′41″W / 53.6429°N 2.0947°W / 53.6429; -2.0947