Bryn railway station

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Bryn National Rail
Bryn railway station in 1989.jpg
Bryn railway station in 1989
Location
PlaceBryn
Local authorityWigan
Coordinates53°29′59″N 2°38′52″W / 53.4996°N 2.6477°W / 53.4996; -2.6477Coordinates: 53°29′59″N 2°38′52″W / 53.4996°N 2.6477°W / 53.4996; -2.6477
Grid referenceSD571005
Operations
Station codeBYN
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.165 million
2014/15Decrease 0.148 million
2015/16Increase 0.151 million
2016/17Increase 0.154 million
2017/18Decrease 0.153 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEGreater Manchester
History
Key datesOpened 1 December 1869 (1 December 1869)
Original companyLancashire Union Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
National RailUK railway stations
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 Bryn from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bryn railway station is in Bryn, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It is the nearest station to Ashton-in-Makerfield. The station is situated on the electrified Liverpool to Wigan Line 16 14 miles (26.2 km) northeast of Liverpool Lime Street and 3 34 miles (6.0 km) south of Wigan. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern.

Facilities[edit]

The station is the only unstaffed one on the Huyton to Wigan line, being outside the Merseytravel area (but within that of Greater Manchester PTE). Ticket machines have recently been installed on both platforms. The old station buildings shown in the caption have since been demolished and were replaced by basic waiting shelters.[1] Digital display screens and timetable poster boards on each side provide train running information. Step-free access is provided only on the Wigan-bound platform.[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service to Wigan North Western northbound and Liverpool Lime Street southbound. Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction.[3]

From 10 December 2017 there has been an hourly service on Sundays, to Wigan North Western northbound and Liverpool Lime Street southbound for the first time in many years.[4]

History[edit]

The station in 1962

The station was opened on 1 December 1869 by the Lancashire Union Railway on their route between St Helens and Blackburn via Wigan and Chorley. The line beyond Wigan was closed to passengers in January 1960 and completely in 1971.

Electrification[edit]

The Liverpool to Manchester line electrification also encompasses the entire Liverpool to Wigan route.[5] This allows electric trains to operate from Bryn to Liverpool, St Helens and Wigan. Electrification was completed in May 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryn station in 2015 Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 10 January 2017
  2. ^ Bryn station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 10 January 2017
  3. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  4. ^ "City Line Book 4 from 10 December 2017 to 19 May 2018" (PDF). Merseytravel. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Railway lines being electrified in £200m scheme". BBC News. BBC. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  6. ^ Network Rail

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Garswood   Northern
Liverpool to Wigan Line
  Wigan North Western
  Historical railways  
Garswood   London and North Western Railway
Lancashire Union Railway
  Wigan
    Amberswood (Hindley)