Poynton railway station

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Poynton National Rail
Poynton railway station 1.jpg
Location
PlacePoynton
Local authorityCheshire East
Coordinates53°21′01″N 2°08′04″W / 53.3503°N 2.1345°W / 53.3503; -2.1345Coordinates: 53°21′01″N 2°08′04″W / 53.3503°N 2.1345°W / 53.3503; -2.1345
Grid referenceSJ911837
Operations
Station codePYT
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.213 million
2014/15Decrease 0.211 million
2015/16Increase 0.219 million
2016/17Increase 0.237 million
2017/18Decrease 0.233 million
History
Key datesOpened 1 August 1887 (1 August 1887)
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
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Poynton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Poynton railway station serves the town of Poynton in Cheshire, England.

The station is on Cheshire East Council's local list of heritage buildings.[1] It was built in 1887.[2]

The station is staffed between the hours of 06:30 and 13:00 Monday to Friday, 07:30 and 14:00 on Saturdays and is unstaffed on Sundays.

History[edit]

The station has in the past been subjected to regular vandalism. The station's toilets and bike shed are no longer open to the public. The station is painted in First North Western colours, the colours of the previous train operator which are very similar to and have now been adopted by Northern.

The station's footbridge, both roofs and Manchester-bound platform waiting room were refurbished in spring 2011. At the same time new lighting and CCTV were installed. Two card only ticket machines have been installed more recently.

Best Station Award[edit]

The station has been adopted by a local garden centre and has since won the award for Cheshire Best Kept Station in 2007, Best Kept Gardens in 2013, the WW1 Commemoration Award in 2014 and Cheshire Best Kept Station again in 2015.[3]

Service pattern[edit]

Northern operate an hourly service to Stoke-on-Trent southbound and Manchester Piccadilly northbound. Some early morning/late night services originate/terminate at Macclesfield. There are six services in each direction on Sundays.[4]

From May 2018 Monday to Saturday train services were set to be increased to operate every half-hour in each direction to Manchester Piccadilly and Macclesfield, with 1 Northbound service per hour continuing to Blackpool North and one southbound service continuing to Stoke-on-Trent. Sunday services had been scheduled to operate hourly to Blackpool North and Stoke-on-Trent.[5] Because of delays in the Bolton corridor electrification and timetabling complications, these changes did not take effect. Minor improvements were made in December 2018 with additional minor enhancements and an hourly sunday service proposed for May 2019.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheshire East Council – Local List of Historic Buildings". Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  2. ^ "BBC Domesday Reloaded – Poynton Station". Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Cheshire Best Kept Stations". Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  4. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, December 2018
  5. ^ Britton, Karen (13 March 2017). "Extra trains and better station facilities in planned overhaul". Macclesfield Express. Retrieved 5 July 2018.

External links[edit]

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