Trafford Park railway station

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Trafford Park National Rail
Trafford Park
Location
Place Stretford
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°27′17″N 2°18′42″W / 53.4547°N 2.3117°W / 53.4547; -2.3117Coordinates: 53°27′17″N 2°18′42″W / 53.4547°N 2.3117°W / 53.4547; -2.3117
Grid reference SJ794953
Operations
Station code TRA
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   27,807
2005/06 Increase 29,317
2006/07 Increase 34,690
2007/08 Decrease 34,630
2008/09 Increase 43,896
2009/10 Increase 44,596
2010/11 Increase 46,880
2011/12 Decrease 44,524
2012/13 Decrease 39,408
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Original company Cheshire Lines Committee
Pre-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
Post-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
4 January 1904 (1904-01-04) Opened as Trafford Park
? Renamed Trafford Park and Stretford
6 May 1974 Renamed Trafford Park
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Trafford Park from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Trafford Park railway station is in Trafford Park, to the north of Stretford in the Trafford Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester in the northwest of England. The station, and all services calling there, are operated by Northern Rail.

The station was opened on 4 January 1904 by the Cheshire Lines Committee.[1] Originally named Trafford Park, it was later renamed Trafford Park and Stretford but reverted to Trafford Park on 6 May 1974.[1][2]

The station building, at street level, is now used as an office by a taxi company. The platforms are elevated and reached by steps. The station is unstaffed.[3]

Services[edit]

Services run every two hours in each direction, towards Humphrey Park and Liverpool Lime Street to the west and towards Deansgate and Manchester Oxford Road in the east. Extra half-hourly services call at this station during the peak-hours, however there is no Sunday service.

Oxford Road can be reached in 7 minutes and Liverpool Lime Street in 56 minutes.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Humphrey Park   Northern Rail
Manchester to Liverpool Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Deansgate

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 233. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Trafford Park (TRA), National Rail, retrieved 11 August 2010