Glazebrook railway station

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Glazebrook
National Rail
Glazebrook Railway Station.jpg
LocationRixton-with-Glazebrook, Warrington
England
Coordinates53°25′42″N 2°27′35″W / 53.4282°N 2.4598°W / 53.4282; -2.4598Coordinates: 53°25′42″N 2°27′35″W / 53.4282°N 2.4598°W / 53.4282; -2.4598
Grid referenceSJ694924
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityGreater Manchester
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeGLZ
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Original companyCheshire Lines Committee
Pre-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Post-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Key dates
2 September 1873 (1873-09-02)Station opened
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 48,380
2016/17Decrease 47,032
2017/18Decrease 45,432
2018/19Increase 49,574
2019/20Decrease 48,808
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Glazebrook railway station serves the villages in the civil parish of Rixton-with-Glazebrook in the Warrington unitary authority in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern Trains. The station is 9.9 miles (16 km) west of Manchester Oxford Road on the Manchester to Liverpool Line.

History[edit]

Lines around Glazebrook & Partington in 1907.

Glazebrook station was formerly located between two junctions, Glazebrook West[1] for the Wigan Junction Railways to Wigan Central and St Helens Central (GCR), services to those stations ceasing in 1964 and 1952 respectively;[2] and Glazebrook East Junction for the line to Stockport Tiviot Dale via Skelton Junction, passenger services to there ceased in 1964. East of Glazebrook there is the only passing loop east of Warrington, used regularly for late running fast trains to pass local services.

The station building, opened on 2 September 1873,[3] is of typical Cheshire Lines Committee design. The ticket office is open weekday mornings only (07:10 -10:10).[4] Although this station is not within the Greater Manchester area, it does mark the western boundary of the range of rail tickets produced by Transport for Greater Manchester. Level access to the platform is available on the Liverpool-bound side; the opposite side is accessed via a long ramp but neither side is listed as step-free by National Rail Enquiries.

Services[edit]

Down goods train on Cheshire Lines at Glazebrook in 1957

Daytime services are roughly two hourly towards Birchwood and Liverpool Lime Street and two hourly towards Irlam and Manchester Oxford Road. Against the trend, evening services are in fact more frequent than during the day (roughly hourly, though most services run to/from Warrington Central only).[5] There are additional peak services but no Sunday services (nearest stations with Sunday services are Irlam or Birchwood).

A summary of services is:

  • 12 tpd towards Manchester Oxford Road
  • 1 tpd towards Manchester Airport
  • 13 tpd towards Liverpool Lime Street

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hay 1984, p. 88.
  2. ^ Sweeney 2013, pp. 15–19
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 104. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. ^ Glazebrook station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 12 December 2016
  5. ^ Table 89 National Rail timetable, December 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Hay, Peter (1984). Pre-grouping trains on British Railways : the LNER companies. Poole: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-86093-315-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Sweeney, Dennis J (2013). The Wigan Junction Railways. Leigh: Triangle Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9550030-5-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Birchwood   Northern Trains
Manchester to Liverpool Line
  Irlam
Disused railways
Padgate
Line and station open
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Glazebrook East Junction to Skelton Junction Line
  Cadishead
Line and station closed
Newchurch Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
Wigan Junction Railways
  Irlam
Line and station open