Woodley railway station

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Woodley
Woodley railway station in 1989
Location
Place Woodley
Local authority Stockport
Grid reference SJ939925
Operations
Station code WLY
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  30,072
2005/06 Increase 32,109
2006/07 Decrease 28,810
2007/08 Increase 32,827
2008/09 Increase 34,402
2009/10 Increase 35,744
2010/11 Increase 41,434
2011/12 Increase 44,792
2012/13 Decrease 42,594
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 Woodley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Woodley railway station serves the Woodley area of Stockport in Greater Manchester, England. The station is 9¼ miles (15 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly on the Hope Valley Line service to Rose Hill Marple. It is situated where the A560 road from Stockport to Gee Cross near Hyde crosses over the railway line.

History[edit]

It was opened on 5 August 1862 by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and later became a junction when a line from Stockport Tiviot Dale (The Stockport and Woodley Junction Railway) reached the town in 1865. The station subsequently became jointly owned and operated by the MS&L, Great Northern Railway and Midland Railway as part of the Cheshire Lines Committee system.[1] The Stockport route closed to passengers in January 1967,[2] although a short section at the eastern end remains in use for goods traffic (serving a Tarmac stone terminal and waste recycling plant at Bredbury).

Services[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays, there is a half-hourly service northbound to Manchester Piccadilly and southbound to Rose Hill Marple (limited service after 19.00, some Saturday trains run to Marple rather than Rose Hill).[3]

There is no Sunday service.

Railway Clearing House map of the Woodley area[edit]

1909 map showing (right) the station and junction layout at Woodley

The railway line from Hyde through Woodley to Romiley and Marple is shown as being owned by the Great Central and Midland Railways joint committee. The line from Stockport (Tiviot Dale) through Woodley is shown to be owned by the Cheshire Lines Committee.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Marshall, J (1981) Forgotten Railways North-West England, David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Newton Abbott. ISBN 0-7153-8003-6

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Romiley   Northern Rail
Hope Valley Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Hyde Central

Coordinates: 53°25′46″N 2°5′34″W / 53.42944°N 2.09278°W / 53.42944; -2.09278