Reddish North railway station
Reddish North railway station in 1989
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|Key dates||Opened 1875|
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It was built by the "Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee" in 1875 on the line between New Mills and Manchester London Road (now Piccadilly).
As a joint venture of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and the Midland Railway it was a shorter route than the previous one through Hyde Junction and was used by the latter's main line expresses from London St Pancras, until 1880 when they began running via Stockport Tiviot Dale into Manchester Central
Originally simply "Reddish" it became Reddish North in 1951. Some of the original buildings have disappeared over time. The original station yard, with goods shed, is intact (though without rails) and is currently used by a timber merchant. Although the original mileposts along this section were maintained by the Great Central Railway, the mileages are measured from Rowsley on the Midland Railway line, contrary to the latter's normal practice of measuring from St Pancras.
Monday to Saturday daytimes two trains per hour head northbound to Manchester Piccadilly and two southbound towards New Mills Central (or Sheffield on certain services).
Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction. Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction with southbound services extending to Sheffield.
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