Patricroft railway station

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Patricroft National Rail
Patricroft
Patricroft railway station in 2014.
Location
Place Patricroft
Local authority Salford
Grid reference SJ763987
Operations
Station code PAT
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   16,945
2005/06 Increase 20,471
2006/07 Increase 22,440
2007/08 Increase 22,516
2008/09 Increase 30,196
2009/10 Increase 33,766
2010/11 Increase 39,092
2011/12 Increase 44,684
2012/13 Decrease 42,946
2013/14 Increase 43,852
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Patricroft from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Patricroft railway station is in the Patricroft district of Eccles, Greater Manchester, England. The station is on Green Lane, Patricroft just north of the junction with Cromwell Road and just east of the Bridgewater Canal. It is unstaffed and passengers must buy their tickets on the train or at their destination station.

It is the closest railway station to the Worsley village area.

History[edit]

A 1905 Railway Clearing House Junction diagram showing (upper right) railways in the vicinity of Patricroft

The station is situated on the world's first inter-city passenger railway, between Liverpool and Manchester, and is also located close to the worlds first commercial canal. The station used to have an adjacent engine shed, Patricroft MPD, which was located to the rear of the Manchester-bound platform on the northern side of the station. The engine shed opened in 1884 and closed in 1968.[1] The majority of the station buildings were demolished in the 1980s, with only a waiting shelter remaining on each platform.[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is generally an hourly service from the station to Manchester Victoria eastbound, and Newton-le-Willows and Liverpool Lime Street westbound.

There is no Sunday service.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shed Bash UK - Patricroft 1946-1952 shedbashuk.blogspot.co.uk; Retrieved 2014-06-01
  2. ^ Friends of Patricroft Station - History www.frops.org.uk; Retrieved 2014-06-01

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Eccles   Northern Rail
Liverpool to Manchester Line
Monday-Saturday only
  Newton-le-Willows
Historical railways
Barton Moss
Line open, station closed
  LNW   Eccles
Line and station open
Salford Lines (Past, present and future)
To Wigan
To Bolton
Little Hulton
To Wigan
Ellenbrook; Walkden Low Level
Walkden High Level
To Warrington
Moorside; To Bolton
Barton Moss; Worsley
Swinton; Dixon Fold
Patricroft; Monton Green
Pendlebury; To Bury
Irlams-o'-th'-Height
Eccles; Eccles
Clifton Junction
Ladywell
Agecroft Bridge
Weaste; Weaste
Brindle Heath Jct; Agecroft Jct
Langworthy; Seedley
Pendleton Bridge
MediaCityUK; Broadway
Cross Lane; Pendleton
Harbour City
Salford Crescent
Anchorage
Salford Docks
Salford Quays
Windsor Link
Exchange Quay
Ordsall Lane; Oldfield Road
To Manchester (Metrolink)
Ordsall Chord(proposed)
To Manchester (Deansgate)
Salford Central
To Manchester (Victoria)

Coordinates: 53°29′06″N 2°21′25″W / 53.485°N 2.357°W / 53.485; -2.357