Woodsmoor railway station

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Woodsmoor National Rail
Woodsmoor
Location
Place Woodsmoor
Local authority Stockport
Grid reference SJ906877
Operations
Station code WSR
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  84,061
2005/06 Increase 98,185
2006/07 Increase 105,182
2007/08 Increase 113,923
2008/09 Increase 142,858
2009/10 Increase 148,902
2010/11 Increase 173,702
2011/12 Increase 179,208
2012/13 Increase 187,182
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened October 1990 (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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Woodsmoor railway station is on the Buxton Line, serving the Woodsmoor suburb of Stockport in Greater Manchester, England, opened by British Rail in 1990.

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.[citation needed]

Service[edit]

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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Coordinates: 53°23′10″N 2°08′30″W / 53.3862°N 2.14155°W / 53.3862; -2.14155