Goostrey railway station

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Goostrey National Rail
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Goostrey railway station
Location
PlaceGoostrey
Local authorityCheshire East
Grid referenceSJ783695
Operations
Station codeGTR
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 38,264
2014/15Increase 43,012
2015/16Decrease 42,852
2016/17Increase 50,092
2017/18Decrease 46,250
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Goostrey from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Goostrey railway station serves the village of Goostrey in Cheshire, England. The station is on the Crewe to Manchester Line 10½ miles (16 km) north east of Crewe.

History[edit]

The line was built by the Manchester and Birmingham Railway Company and completed on 10 August 1842. Goostrey station was added by the London & North Western Railway Company, opening on 1 September 1891. In a 1971 photo a keystone on the platform at the foot of a mast had the MBR coat of arms and an inscription, 'MBR 1844 G. W. Buck Engineer'.[1] In 1958 it had been removed from the Manchester side of the road bridge at the station, when it was rebuilt to provide clearance for the electric wires; the keystone on the Crewe side showed W. Baker as engineer, but was broken when it was removed.[2]

Service[edit]

There is generally an hourly service southbound to Crewe and northbound to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport with a limited number of services a day to Manchester via Manchester Airport (peak hours only).[3]

The May 2018 timetable also saw the introduction of an hourly Sunday service to Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe. Services are operated by Northern.

Friends of Goostrey Station[edit]

A Friends Group was founded on 1 May 2012.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester and Birmingham relic". Railway Magazine. November 1971. p. 613. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Bridge at Goostrey Station". Railway Magazine. September 1958. p. 653. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  3. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ "Local Information › Local Organisations :: Goostrey Village". www.goostrey.info. Retrieved 6 January 2017.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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Crewe-Manchester Line

Coordinates: 53°13′23″N 2°19′34″W / 53.223°N 2.326°W / 53.223; -2.326