Manchester United Football Ground railway station

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Manchester United Football Ground National Rail
Manchester United Football Ground
The station, next to Old Trafford football stadium
Location
Place Old Trafford, Manchester
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°27′44″N 2°17′29″W / 53.4621°N 2.2914°W / 53.4621; -2.2914Coordinates: 53°27′44″N 2°17′29″W / 53.4621°N 2.2914°W / 53.4621; -2.2914
Grid reference SJ806961
Operations
Station code MUF
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2006/07 62,429
2007/08 Decrease 49,625
History
Key dates Opened 1935 (1935)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Manchester United Football Ground from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The entrance to Manchester United Football Ground railway station, adjacent to the South Stand at Old Trafford

Manchester United Football Ground railway station, often known as the Old Trafford Halt or Manchester United FC Halt,[1] is on the southern Liverpool Lime Street-Manchester Piccadilly railway line, between Deansgate and Trafford Park. The station was constructed by the Cheshire Lines Committee and opened on 21 August 1935. It was provided with one timber-built platform and was served, on match days only, by a shuttle service of steam-hauled trains from Manchester Central railway station. It was initially named United Football Ground, but was renamed Old Trafford Football Ground in early 1936.[2] The date of change to the current name is not known.

The station has a direct connection to the Old Trafford football stadium and the platform is adjacent to the south stand of the stadium. The station is not a regularly served stop on the line and is only open on match days – when Northern Rail run services to the halt; Northern Rail also manage and operate the single platform.[citation needed] Services are operated by Class 323 units.[citation needed]

Under proposed public transport improvements for Greater Manchester, the station would be closed and replaced with a new station a short distance away in White City, where regular services would stop.[citation needed]

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Notes
Bibliography
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Deansgate   Northern Rail
(Liverpool to Manchester Line)
(Southern Route)
(match days only)
  Terminus