Strines railway station

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Strines National Rail
Strines station (geograph 2679302).jpg
Strines station in 2011
Location
PlaceStrines
Local authorityStockport
Coordinates53°22′30″N 2°01′59″W / 53.375°N 2.033°W / 53.375; -2.033Coordinates: 53°22′30″N 2°01′59″W / 53.375°N 2.033°W / 53.375; -2.033
Grid referenceSJ978864
Operations
Station codeSRN
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 21,728
2014/15Increase 24,930
2015/16Increase 26,074
2016/17Increase 26,332
2017/18Decrease 24,052
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEGreater Manchester
History
Original companyMarple, New Mills and Hayfield Junction Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central and Midland Joint Railway
Post-groupingGreat Central and Midland Joint Railway
August 1866Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Strines from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Strines railway station serves the village of Strines, in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, on the outskirts of Greater Manchester, England.[1] Until boundary changes in 1994, the station itself lay over the border in Derbyshire.[2]

History[edit]

Strines railway station in 1989
The approach to the station

The Marple, New Mills and Hayfield Junction Railway (MNM&HJ) was formed in 1860, and its line between New Mills with Marple opened on 1 July 1865; originally there were no intermediate stations, but one was opened at Strines in August 1866.[3][4] The MNM&HJ was leased to and worked by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&L) from opening,[3] but was absorbed jointly by the MS&L and the Midland Railway following an Act of 24 June 1869. It then became part of the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee, an undertaking formed on 6 August 1872. The latter was renamed the Great Central and Midland Joint Railway in the early twentieth century. Originally there were no goods or coal facilities, but the MS&L agreed to these late in 1870.[5] The station had a substantial stone-built booking office and waiting room, with a stationmaster's house. These were considered sufficiently impressive to be used as location shoots for films in the early 1970s. They disappeared when the station became an unstaffed halt in 1973.

Services[edit]

The station has a two-hourly daytime service to New Mills and Manchester Piccadilly throughout the week (and on Sundays) with additional calls during weekday peak periods. On Saturdays and Sundays, most eastbound services continue through to Sheffield.[6]

Strines station also serves the nearby hamlet of Turf Lea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gmpte.com/pdfmaps/rail_networkmap.pdf
  2. ^ "The Cheshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester (County and District Boundaries) Order 1993". 1 March 1993. Transfer to Greater Manchester of area south of Greenclough Farm and north of Woodend, including Whitecroft Farm and part of Station Road.
  3. ^ a b Dow, George (1962). Great Central, Volume Two: Dominion of Watkin, 1864-1899. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 12. ISBN 0-7110-1469-8.
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 223. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  5. ^ Dow 1962, pp. 125,127
  6. ^ GB eNRT, December 2015-May 2016 Edition, Table 78

External links[edit]

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