Manchester United Football Ground railway station

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Manchester United Football Ground National Rail
Manchester United Halt1.JPG
The station, next to Old Trafford football stadium
Location
PlaceOld Trafford, Manchester
Local authorityTrafford
Coordinates53°27′44″N 2°17′29″W / 53.4621°N 2.2914°W / 53.4621; -2.2914Coordinates: 53°27′44″N 2°17′29″W / 53.4621°N 2.2914°W / 53.4621; -2.2914
Grid referenceSJ806961
Operations
Station codeMUF
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
History
Post-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
1935Opened
2018Services suspended[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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
The entrance to Manchester United Football Ground railway station, adjacent to the South Stand at Old Trafford

Manchester United Football Ground railway station, often known as the Old Trafford Halt or Manchester United FC Halt,[2] is on the southern Liverpool Lime Street-Manchester Piccadilly railway line, between Deansgate and Trafford Park.

The station was constructed by the Cheshire Lines Committee and opened on 21 August 1935. It was provided with one timber-built platform and was served, on match days only, by a shuttle service of steam-hauled trains from Manchester Central railway station. It was initially named United Football Ground, but was renamed Old Trafford Football Ground in early 1936.[3] The date of change to the current name is not known.

The station has a direct connection to the Old Trafford football stadium and the platform is adjacent to the south stand of the stadium. The station is not a regularly served stop on the line and is only open on match days – when Northern run services to the halt; Northern also manage and operate the single platform.[4]

Due to the fact the station only opens on match days, it is one of very few National Rail stations in Great Britain not to be included in the ORR station usage stats.[5]

Since 2018, matchday services to and from the station do not operate at the request of the club due to health and safety concerns.[1][6]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b "HOW TO GET TO OLD TRAFFORD". Manchester United. Manchester United Ltd. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ Manchester Utd Football Gd (MUF) Station Plan
  3. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 237, 178, 154
  4. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/MUF/details.html
  5. ^ "Estimates of Station Usage 2017-18 Frequently Asked Questions" (PDF). Office of Rail and Road. ORR. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  6. ^ Northern [@northernassist] (10 April 2019). "It was seen as a health and safety risk to the club. ^VR" (Tweet). Retrieved 17 June 2019 – via Twitter.
Bibliography
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus   Northern
Manchester U. F. G. - Piccadilly
(Match days only)
  Deansgate