Trafford Park railway station

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Trafford Park National Rail
Trafford Park railway station, Greater Manchester (geograph 3613613).jpg
Location
Place Stretford
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°27′17″N 2°18′42″W / 53.4547°N 2.3117°W / 53.4547; -2.3117Coordinates: 53°27′17″N 2°18′42″W / 53.4547°N 2.3117°W / 53.4547; -2.3117
Grid reference SJ794953
Operations
Station code TRA
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 44,524
2012/13 Decrease 39,408
2013/14 Increase 43,586
2014/15 Increase 49,324
2015/16 Increase 61,512
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Original company Cheshire Lines Committee
Pre-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
Post-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
4 January 1904 (1904-01-04) Opened as Trafford Park
? Renamed Trafford Park and Stretford
6 May 1974 Renamed Trafford Park
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Trafford Park from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Trafford Park railway station is in Trafford Park, to the north of Stretford in the Trafford Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester in the northwest of England. The station, and all services calling there, are operated by Northern.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 4 January 1904 by the Cheshire Lines Committee.[1] Originally named Trafford Park, it was later renamed Trafford Park and Stretford but reverted to Trafford Park on 6 May 1974.[1][2]

Facilities[edit]

Station building

The station building, at street level, is now used as an office by a taxi company. The platforms are elevated, have shelters on each side and are reached by stepped ramps (so no step-free access available). The station is unstaffed and has no ticketing facilities.[3] Timetable posters and a telephone provide train running information.

Services[edit]

Services run every two hours in each direction off-peak, towards Humphrey Park and Liverpool Lime Street to the west and towards Deansgate and Manchester Oxford Road in the east. Extra half-hourly services call at this station during the peak-hours, however there is no Sunday service.[4]

Oxford Road can be reached in 7 minutes and Liverpool Lime Street in 56 minutes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 233. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Slater, J. N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  3. ^ Trafford Park (TRA), National Rail, retrieved 11 August 2010 
  4. ^ Table 89 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Humphrey Park   Northern
Manchester to Liverpool Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Deansgate