Woodsmoor railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|Key dates||Opened October 1990|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Woodsmoor from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It has two platforms and a ticket office with limited opening times.
The platform for trains to Manchester Piccadilly can be accessed via steep steps from the humpback bridge going over the line (on Moorland Road), through the kissing gate at the end of Ferndale Avenue, or via the passage which is accessed from Crossfield Grove.
The platform for trains to Buxton can be accessed via steps on the other side of the bridge.
The station is ½ mile (800 m) away from Stepping Hill Hospital, the main hospital in the town of Stockport.
Despite being a very popular station during rush hour, saving many car journeys to Manchester, there are plans to close the station and move it further up the line so that it can better serve Stepping Hill hospital, though no final decision has yet been publicly made.
A half-hourly service operates towards Manchester Piccadilly northbound and Hazel Grove southbound Monday - Saturday daytime, with one train per hour continuing to Buxton (with extras at peak times). One daytime northbound service each hour continues through to Bolton and Preston. During the evenings the service frequency drops to hourly each way (to Buxton & Manchester). There is also an hourly frequency in place on Sundays, with a few additional services between Preston & Hazel Grove.
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