Besses o' th' Barn tram stop

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Besses o' th' Barn
Besses o'th' Barn tram stop.jpg
Tram arriving at Besses o'th' Barn in Jan 2017
Besses o' th' Barn is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Besses o' th' Barn
Besses o' th' Barn
Location of Besses o' th' Barn in Greater Manchester
PlaceBesses o' th' Barn
Local authorityBury
Coordinates53°32′31″N 2°17′10″W / 53.5419°N 2.2860°W / 53.5419; -2.2860Coordinates: 53°32′31″N 2°17′10″W / 53.5419°N 2.2860°W / 53.5419; -2.2860
Grid referenceSD811050
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone3
Present statusIn operation
Original operatorLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Post-grouping companyLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Rail
Opened1 February 1933
Conversion to Metrolink operation6 April 1992

Besses o' th' Barn is a stop on the Bury Line of Greater Manchester's light rail Metrolink system. It is located in the Besses o' th' Barn area of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, England.

Although the line was built in 1879 by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, it was not until 1 February 1933 that Besses o' th' Barn railway station was opened by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, to cater for a large new housing development in the area. In 1992 the station, which was on the national rail network, became a stop on the Metrolink network. The station is in the network's Ticketing Zone B. It is unique, as it is the only original station on the Bury-Manchester line to have one island platform.

The original Totem Signs were the one of two to include lower case lettering, the other being London Road (Guildford).[1][2]


Services mostly run every 12 minutes on 2 routes, forming a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times.

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
towards Piccadilly
Bury – Piccadilly Line

Connecting bus routes[edit]

First Greater Manchester's frequent 135 service runs between Bury and Manchester and stops adjacent to the station as does First services 92 and 93, which runs via Unsworth and Prestwich, as well as the Route 97 which runs between Bury and Manchester via Unsworth. Route 95, operated by First runs between Pendleton and Whitefield and calls next to Besses United Reformed Church as does the Route 98, operated by First Greater Manchester and Stagecoach Manchester which runs between Bury and Manchester via Radcliffe and Prestwich [3]



  1. ^ "Totem BR(S) FF Light Green LONDON ROAD GUILDFORD - Totem Signs". GW Railwayana Auctions. November 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Totem BR(M) FF BESSES O' TH' BARN From The Former - Totem Signs". GW Railwayana Auctions. November 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

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