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
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History
Key datesOpened 1935 (1935)
Post-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
National RailUK railway stations
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
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,[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Since 2018, matchday services to and from Old Trafford do not operate due to insufficient capacity on the line since the introduction of more services in the May 2018 timetable.

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Notes
Bibliography
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Manchester Oxford Road   Northern
(Liverpool to Manchester Line)
(Southern Route)
(match days only)
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