Reddish North railway station

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Reddish North
National Rail
Reddish North railway station in 1989.jpg
Reddish North railway station in 1989
LocationReddish, Stockport
England
Grid referenceSJ897947
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityTransport for Greater Manchester
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeRDN
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Opened1875
Passengers
2014/15Decrease 0.170 million
2015/16Increase 0.174 million
2016/17Increase 0.197 million
2017/18Increase 0.210 million
2018/19Increase 0.227 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Reddish North railway station is one of the two stations serving the town of Reddish, in Stockport, England, the other being Reddish South railway station.

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.

Facilities[edit]

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.[1]

See Also[edit]

Reddish South railway station, the other station serving the town of Reddish.

Service[edit]

All services at Reddish North are operated by Northern Trains using Class 150 and Class 156 DMUs.

The current off-peak service in trains per hour is:[2]

On Sundays, there is a two-hourly service between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Northern Trains

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reddish North station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 21 February 2017
  2. ^ "Hope Valley Line Timetable: Manchester to New Mills Central and Sheffield" (PDF). Northern Trains, September 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°26′56″N 2°09′22″W / 53.449°N 2.156°W / 53.449; -2.156