Kearsley railway station

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Kearsley National Rail
Kearsley station platform.jpg
Location
Place Kearsley
Local authority Bolton
Grid reference SD752054
Operations
Station code KSL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  14,774
2005/06 Increase 16,187
2006/07 Increase 21,987
2007/08 Increase 26,042
2008/09 Increase 28,702
2009/10 Increase 32,492
2010/11 Decrease 31,736
2011/12 Increase 35,164
2012/13 Increase 37,778
2013/14 Increase 43,724
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Original company Manchester, Bolton and Bury Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
29 May 1838 (1838-05-29) Station opened as Ringley
1838 Renamed Stoneclough
7 February 1894 Renamed Kearsley and Stoneclough
February 1903 Renamed Kearsley
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* 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.[1][2]

It lies on the Manchester-Preston Line, though only local services run by Northern Rail stop here.

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 100mph.

Services[edit]

There is an hourly service northbound to Wigan Wallgate and southbound to Rochdale via 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 23:11 to Bolton and Wigan Wallgate. As of May 2015, the service from here and the three other stations on this stretch is suspended due to the ongoing modernisation work here and at Farnworth Tunnel, which is being widened and raised to accommodate the overhead wires. Buses are being provided until the work is completed in October 2015.

There is no Sunday service.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Farnworth   Northern Rail
Manchester-Southport Line
  Clifton or
Salford Crescent
Historical railways
Farnworth
Line and station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Bolton Railway
  Dixon Fold
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 53°32′41″N 2°22′32″W / 53.5446°N 2.3755°W / 53.5446; -2.3755