Mills Hill railway station

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Mills Hill National Rail
Mills Hill
Location
Place Middleton
Local authority Rochdale
Coordinates 53°33′04″N 2°10′18″W / 53.5511°N 2.1717°W / 53.5511; -2.1717Coordinates: 53°33′04″N 2°10′18″W / 53.5511°N 2.1717°W / 53.5511; -2.1717
Grid reference SD887060
Operations
Station code MIH
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.165 million
2005/06 Increase 0.184 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.180 million
2007/08 Increase 0.198 million
2008/09 Increase 0.229 million
2009/10 Increase 0.257 million
2010/11 Increase 0.283 million
2011/12 Increase 0.341 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.326 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Original company Manchester and Leeds Railway
4 July 1839 Original station opened
11 August 1842 Closed
25 March 1985 Current station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mills Hill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mills Hill railway station is in the Mills Hill area of Middleton in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale,[1] in Greater Manchester, England. The station is 5¾ miles (9 km) north of Manchester Victoria on the Caldervale Line. Mills Hill lies on Middleton's common boundary with Chadderton,[1] and thus serves both communities.

During the temporary closure of the Oldham Loop line for its conversion to Metrolink light rail (2009–12) the station acted as an informal railhead for much of the borough of Oldham.

History[edit]

The original station opened on 4 July 1839[2] before the completion of the branches to Middleton and Oldham, and closed on 11 August 1842[2] when these were opened. The current station opened on 25 March 1985[2] at the same point as the original.

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service to Manchester Victoria southbound (with an hourly extension to Bolton & Wigan) and Rochdale northbound. Since the December 2008 timetable change,[3] alternate Rochdale trains continue eastwards to Leeds via Dewsbury.

In the evenings and on Sundays there is an hourly service to Manchester Victoria and to Leeds via Bradford.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (2008-04-30), Network Maps: Oldham (PDF), gmpte.com, retrieved 2008-07-28 [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 160. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Northern Rail Proposed December 2008 Timetable West Yorks PTA website; Accessed 2008-12-18

References[edit]

  • The Manchester and Leeds Railway by Martin Bairstow

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
Moston   Northern Rail
Caldervale Line
  Castleton
Historical railways
Middleton Junction
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway   Castleton
Line and station open
Disused railways
Middleton Junction
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway   Heywood
Line closed, station open