Kearsley railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|Original company||Manchester, Bolton and Bury Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|29 May 1838||Station opened as Ringley|
|7 February 1894||Renamed Kearsley and Stoneclough|
|February 1903||Renamed Kearsley|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kearsley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Kearsley railway station serves the Greater Manchester town of Kearsley and the villages of Stoneclough, Prestolee and Ringley, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in North West England. It was originally named Stoneclough.
The station was staffed until the early 1990s, however the arson attacking of the station building just below platform level saw an end to this arrangement. In the spring of 2015, the station's pedestrian rail crossing was replaced by a footbridge and the platforms rebuilt as part of modernisation work to electrify the line and raise line speeds to 100 mph.
There is an hourly service northbound to Wigan Wallgate and southbound to Manchester Victoria until early evening (the last departures are just after 18:45 each way). The only service which runs after this time is the 23:08 to Bolton and Wigan Wallgate (Fridays & Saturdays only in the 2015-16 timetable). As of September 2015[update], the service from here and the three other stations on this stretch was suspended due to the ongoing modernisation work here and at Farnworth Tunnel, which is being widened and raised to accommodate the overhead wires. Buses were provided until the work was completed in December 2015, with the station reopening on schedule on 14 December.
There is no Sunday service.
- Love, Benjamin (1839), Manchester as it is, N/A
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