Reddish North railway station
Reddish North railway station in 1989
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Transport for Greater Manchester|
|Key dates||Opened 1875|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Reddish North from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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.
Monday to Friday daytimes two trains per hour head northbound to Manchester Piccadilly and two southbound towards New Mills Central. Some southbound services are extended to Sheffield (every two hours) On Saturdays, there is still a half-hourly service but southbound trains run alternately to Sheffield and Rose Hill Marple.
There is an hourly service in each direction in the evenings. On Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction with southbound services extending to Sheffield.
- Reddish North station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 21 February 2017
- GB eNRT, December 2016-May 2017 Edition, Table 78
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