Romiley railway station

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Romiley National Rail
Romiley
Location
Place Romiley
Local authority Stockport
Grid reference SJ941908
Operations
Station code RML
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.209 million
2005/06 Increase 0.215 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.190 million
2007/08 Increase 0.210 million
2008/09 Increase 0.249 million
2009/10 Increase 0.253 million
2010/11 Increase 0.271 million
2011/12 Increase 0.279 million
2012/13 Increase 0.296 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened 1862 (1862)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Romiley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Romiley railway station serves Romiley, in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

History[edit]

It was built by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway on its extension to New Mills, opening in 1862 from Manchester.

Facilities[edit]

Built above street level, its platforms extending over the B6104 road, it has a spiral staircase which once had a glass-roofed dome. The booking hall and offices are on the first floor, with a subway and stairs to the platforms. Trains arrive from both Marple on the Sheffield line, and Marple Rose Hill.

Immediately beyond Romiley, the line splits three ways. Initially it ran through to Woodley to join the original MS&L line at Hyde Junction. In 1875 a more direct route was opened through Reddish. A further branch (opened in 1869) led to Stockport Tiviot Dale, which at one time carried through trains from Derby to Manchester Central [1] but this was closed in 1967 and subsequently lifted.

The station is covered by a Ditra Systems Public Address System (PA), voiced by Phil Sayer.[citation needed]

Service[edit]

On Mondays to Fridays four trains per hour go northbound to Manchester Piccadilly (two via Guide Bridge) and two per hour go towards Marple (most continuing to New Mills Central and one every two hours through to Sheffield) and two per hour to Rose Hill Marple southbound.

On Saturdays there is a similar level of service to Manchester and Marple, but an hourly service to New Mills and Sheffield.

On Sundays there is a two hourly service towards Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

Romiley railway station

Future[edit]

As part of Manchester's Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) bid, which would have seen a weekday peak time congestion charge introduced on roads into the city centre in order for a £3bn injection into the region's public transport,[2] it had been announced that Marple railway station would have seen an increase to four services per hour in both directions throughout the day to Manchester Piccadilly.

This would therefore have meant an increase to five services per hour from Romiley, with possibility for more, should services from Rose Hill have been increased as discussed. The line would have effectively been run as a "tram-train" operation, offering users of stations along the route the ease of showing up without generally needing to know exact departure times.

Romiley railway station was also planned to become an official "TIF Park & Ride" interchange under the proposals, which faced a public referendum in December 2008. These were rejected by a substantial margin,[3] leaving the scheme's future in doubt.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, pp.20-23
  2. ^ http://www.gmfuturetransport.co.uk/
  3. ^ "Voters reject congestion charge". BBC News. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

References[edit]

  • Marshall, J. (1981) Forgotten Railways North-West England, David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Newton Abbott. ISBN 0-7153-8003-6
  • Radford, B., (1988) Midland Though The Peak Unicorn Books

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Historical railways
Tiviot Dale   CLC   Marple

Coordinates: 53°24′50″N 2°05′20″W / 53.414°N 2.089°W / 53.414; -2.089