Reddish North railway station
Reddish North railway station in 1989
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Transit authority||Transport for Greater Manchester|
|Classification||DfT category E|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
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.
The station retains its ticket office, which is manned on weekdays all day (06:30-21:00) and on Saturday until early afternoon (07:20-14:30). Outside of these times, tickets must be bought in advance or on the train. There is a waiting shelter on platform 2, along with bench seating. Train running information is supplied via CIS screens, timetable posters and automated announcements. Step-free access is only available on the Manchester-bound platform (1), as the only access to platform 2 is via a stepped footbridge.
The current off-peak service in trains per hour is:
- 2 tph to Manchester Piccadilly (1 non-stop, 1 stopping)
- 2 tph to New Mills Central of which 1 continues to Sheffield
On Sundays, there is a two-hourly service between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
- Reddish North station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 21 February 2017
- "Hope Valley Line Timetable: Manchester to New Mills Central and Sheffield" (PDF). Northern Trains, September 2020.
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