Strines railway station
Strines railway station in 1989
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|Original company||Marple, New Mills and Hayfield Junction Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central and Midland Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Central and Midland Joint Railway|
|August 1866||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 Strines from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Strines railway station serves the village of Strines, in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, on the outskirts of Greater Manchester, England, although at some point in the past, the station lay over the border in Derbyshire.
The Marple, New Mills and Hayfield Junction Railway (MNM&HJ) was formed in 1860, and its line between New Mills with Marple opened on 1 July 1865; originally there were no intermediate stations, but one was opened at Strines in August 1866. The MNM&HJ was leased to and worked by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&L) from opening, but was absorbed jointly by the MS&L and the Midland Railway following an Act of 24 June 1869. It then became part of the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee, an undertaking formed on 6 August 1872. The latter was renamed the Great Central and Midland Joint Railway in the early twentieth century. Originally there were no goods or coal facilities, but the MS&L agreed to these late in 1870. The station had a substantial stone-built booking office and waiting room, with a stationmaster's house. These were considered sufficiently impressive to be used as location shoots for films in the early 1970s. They disappeared when the station became an unstaffed halt in 1973.
The station has a half-hourly daytime service to New Mills and Manchester Piccadilly throughout the week (and on Sundays) with additional calls during weekday peak periods – however there is one train every two hours through to Sheffield on weekdays.
Strines station also serves the nearby hamlet of Turf Lea.
- Dow, George (1962). Great Central, Volume Two: Dominion of Watkin, 1864-1899. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 12. ISBN 0-7110-1469-8.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 223. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Dow 1962, pp. 125,127
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