Mauldeth Road railway station
Mauldeth Road railway station in 2009, post-refurbishment
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Mauldeth Road railway station (known as Mauldeth Road for Withington until 1974) is a suburban railway station serving the Ladybarn area of Manchester, England. It is the last station before Manchester Piccadilly on the Styal Line and was electrified in 1959.
The station is primarily served by a half-hourly Northern service which alternates between Manchester Airport and Crewe. Some peak TransPennine Express services, a number of the Northern services between Southport and Manchester Airport and hourly freight trains from Trafford Park also pass the station.
The station opened in 1909 south of Longsight (Slade Lane Junction) as Mauldeth Road for Withington, being renamed Mauldeth Road on 6 May 1974, and now serves the Manchester-Crewe (via Manchester Airport) rail route, used by Northern for stopping services to Manchester Airport. Its coal sidings closed in the 1960s, along with its original platform buildings on the up (southbound) side.
As part of a £12 million station modernisation programme on the Manchester Airport Line, re-building work on Mauldeth Road station commenced in Autumn 2006. Network Rail were able to keep the station operational for most of the time by demolishing the existing platforms in small parts and using temporary platforms. There was a temporary footbridge spanning the platforms while the pedestrians' access ramp to the northbound platform was out of use during renovation; the footbridge offered a vantage point for views over Manchester. As part of the re-building work new steel platforms, modern waiting shelters, new lighting and access ramps were constructed with work completed by June 2007. A new ticket office was constructed in spring 2014 to replace the portakabin used since the late 1980s was removed in 2013. In March 2017 the old rail bridge over Mauldeth Road, originally from when the line opened in 1909 had come to end of its life and was replaced with a new bridge.
The Monday to Saturday service pattern is as follows:
- 2 trains per hour to Manchester Airport, one of which continues on to Crewe until 17:53, then terminates at Wilmslow in the evening.
- 2 trains per hour to Manchester Piccadilly.
Sunday services consist of:
- 1 Train per hour to Manchester Airport, with one service every 2 hours continuing to Alderley Edge
- 1 Train an hour to Manchester Piccadilly.
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- "Good News for Passengers - Revamped East Didsbury Station Open on Time" (Press release). Network Rail. 2006-09-13. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- "Stunning views over Manchester from Mauldeth Rd station temporary footbridge". Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Construction in the UK Transport Industry" (PDF). Unite the Union. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2014). Crewe to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 59-60. ISBN 9781908174574. OCLC 892047119.
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