Littleborough railway station

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Littleborough National Rail
Littleborough railway station.jpg
Location
Place Littleborough
Local authority Rochdale
Grid reference SD938162
Operations
Station code LTL
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.384 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.376 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.369 million
2014/15 Increase 0.381 million
2015/16 Increase 0.392 million
History
Key dates Opened 1839 (1839)
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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 Littleborough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Littleborough railway station serves the small town of Littleborough in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England.

It lies on the Caldervale Line 13¾ miles (22 km) north of Manchester Victoria towards Halifax, Bradford Interchange and Leeds.

This is the last station on the Caldervale Line in the Greater Manchester area. It was one of the original Manchester and Leeds Railway station sites and for the first year of operation following its opening in July 1839, it was the temporary terminus of the line from Manchester (the section on through the Summit Tunnel towards Mirfield not being completed until 1841).[1] It did so again for some eight months after the December 1984 Summit Tunnel fire - passengers transferring between the trains to/from Manchester and a rail-replacement bus service onwards to Todmorden until repairs to the tunnel could be completed and the line reopened.

Facilities[edit]

The station's two platforms are staggered, with the Manchester-bound one (platform 1) the more southerly. Both have ramps & step-free access for disabled travellers. The station is staffed on a part-time basis (six days per week, mornings & early afternoons only), with the ticket office & waiting room on platform 2 open at these times. There are also shelters on both platforms & ticket vending machines available, so travellers can purchase tickets when the booking office is closed.[2]

Services[edit]

Station approach
Northern Rail 144007 leaving Platform 2 with a Manchester Victoria to Leeds service in 2009

Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service from Littleborough to Manchester Victoria westbound and to Todmorden eastbound, with trains running alternately to Leeds via Dewsbury and to Blackburn via Burnley Manchester Road (the latter beginning at the May 2015 timetable change). In the early morning, evening and on Sundays, trains to Leeds operate via Halifax rather than Dewsbury; the basic service pattern remains the same though.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, M. (1983), The Manchester & Leeds Railway (The Calder Valley Line), Wyvern Publishing, Skipton, ISBN 0-907941-06-0; p.12
  2. ^ Station Facilities for LittleboroughNational Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 19 November 2016
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 41 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]



Railways in Rochdale
 Past, present and future 
Rossendale Lines
to Bacup
Calderdale Lines
to Calderdale
Broadley
Littleborough
Shawclough
and Healey
Smithy Bridge
Wardleworth
Rochdale
Newbold
Rochdale
Town Centre
Kingsway
Business Park
Milnrow
East Lancs Rly
to Bury
Newhey
Broadfield
Oldham Lines
to Oldham
East Lancashire RailwayHeywood
Castleton
Mills Hill
Middleton
Manchester Lines North
to Manchester
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Smithy Bridge   Northern
Caldervale Line
  Walsden
    Todmorden

Coordinates: 53°38′34″N 2°05′41″W / 53.6429°N 2.0947°W / 53.6429; -2.0947