Bryn railway station

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This article is about the railway station in Wigan, England. For the railway station in Oslo, Norway, see Bryn railway station (Oslo).
Bryn National Rail
Bryn railway station in 1989.jpg
Bryn railway station in 1989
Location
Place Bryn
Local authority Wigan
Coordinates 53°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 reference SD571005
Operations
Station code BYN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.177 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.172 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.165 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.148 million
2015/16 Increase 0.151 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened 1 December 1869 (1 December 1869)
Original company Lancashire Union Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

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). No ticketing facilities of any kind are provided, so passenger must buy in advance or from the conductor on the train. The old station buildings shown in the caption have since been demolished and 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]

There is no Sunday service.

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.

Electrification[edit]

The Liverpool to Manchester line electrification also encompasses the entire Liverpool to Wigan route.[4] This allows electric trains to operate from Bryn to Liverpool, St Helens and Wigan. Electrification was completed in May 2015.[5]

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, December 2016
  4. ^ "Railway lines being electrified in £200m scheme". BBC News. BBC. 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  5. ^ Network Rail

External links[edit]


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