Mauldeth Road railway station

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Mauldeth Road National Rail
Mauldeth Road
Mauldeth Road railway station in 2009, post-refurbishment
Location
Place Ladybarn
Local authority Manchester
Grid reference SJ862931
Operations
Station code MAU
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   118,566
2005/06 Increase 148,466
2006/07 Increase 160,041
2007/08 Increase 169,162
2008/09 Increase 221,512
2009/10 Increase 239,796
2010/11 Increase 276,596
2011/12 Increase 323,098
2012/13 Increase 343,080
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
1909 Opened
1974 Renamed
2007 Refurbished
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mauldeth Road from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mauldeth Road railway station (known as Mauldeth Road for Withington until 1974) is a suburban railway station serving the Ladybarn area of Manchester, England. It is the last station before Manchester Piccadilly on the Styal Line which also serves Manchester Airport.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1909 and is positioned south of Longsight (Slade Lane Junction). Originally known as Mauldeth Road for Withington, being renamed Mauldeth Road on 6 May 1974,[1] it now serves the Manchester - Crewe (via Manchester Airport) rail route, used by Northern Rail for stopping services to Manchester Airport. Its coal sidings closed in the 1960s, along with its original platform buildings on the up (southbound) side.

The remaining wooden ticket office on the down side burned down on Bonfire Night in 1986; thereafter the ticket office was a small prefabricated unit at the bottom of the station approach.

It caters mainly for commuter traffic, being electrified at 25kV AC overhead, and is used by EMU traffic. Some evening services are operated by First TransPennine Express with DMUs.

Recent developments[edit]

As part of a £12 million station modernisation programme on the Manchester Airport Line, re-building work on Mauldeth Road started in Autumn 2006.[2] Network Rail were able to keep the station operational for most of the time by demolishing the existing platforms in small parts and using temporary platforms.

There was a temporary footbridge spanning the platforms while the pedestrians' access ramp to the northbound platform was out of use during renovation; the footbridge offered a vantage point for views over Manchester.[3]

Mauldeth Road station now has new steel platforms, modern waiting shelters, new lighting and access ramps.[4]

The old ticket office, a portakabin used since the late 1980s was removed in 2013. A new ticket office is currently under construction and will be operational by spring 2014.

Services[edit]

The Monday to Saturday service pattern is as follows:

Sunday services consist of:

  • 1 Train per hour to Manchester Airport, with one service every 2 hours continuing to Alderley Edge
  • 1 Train an hour to Manchester Piccadilly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  2. ^ "Good News for Passengers - Revamped East Didsbury Station Open on Time" (Press release). Network Rail. 2006-09-13. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Stunning views over Manchester from Mauldeth Rd station temporary footbridge". Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  4. ^ "Construction in the UK Transport Industry" (PDF). Unite the Union. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 

External links[edit]

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First TransPennine Express
South Transpennine service
Northern Rail

Coordinates: 53°26′02″N 2°12′31.50″W / 53.43389°N 2.2087500°W / 53.43389; -2.2087500