Urmston railway station

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Urmston National Rail
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Urmston Railway Station
Location
Place Urmston
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°26′54″N 2°21′13″W / 53.4483°N 2.3536°W / 53.4483; -2.3536Coordinates: 53°26′54″N 2°21′13″W / 53.4483°N 2.3536°W / 53.4483; -2.3536
Grid reference SJ766946
Operations
Station code URM
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.277 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.275 million
2013/14 Increase 0.305 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.302 million
2015/16 Increase 0.324 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Original company Cheshire Lines Committee
Pre-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
Post-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
2 September 1873 (1873-09-02) Station opened
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 Urmston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Urmston railway station in Urmston, Greater Manchester, England, is 5 12 miles (8.9 km) west of Manchester Oxford Road on the Manchester-Liverpool Line. It is operated by Northern.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Cheshire Lines Committee on 2 September 1873.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The Victorian ticket office is now The Steamhouse, a pub/restaurant

A new building on the Manchester-bound platform houses the ticket office and a waiting room. The main station building on the Liverpool-bound platform was disused for many years in the 1990s, but was re-opened as a pub/restaurant in June 2008. The station is staffed part-time (06:15 to 12:45 weekdays, 07:00 to 13:30 Saturdays, closed Sundays) - outside these times, tickets must be bought in advance or on the train. Train running details are provided by telephone, automated announcements and timetable posters. Step-free access is available to both platforms.[2]

Services[edit]

Services run half-hourly in both directions towards Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street to the west and towards Humphrey Park and Manchester Oxford Road in the east. Services run hourly in the evening (certain westbound trains terminate at Warrington) and on Sundays.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 238. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Urmston station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 12 December 2016
  3. ^ Table 89 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chassen Road
Irlam on Sundays
  Northern
Manchester to Liverpool Line
  Humphrey Park
Deansgate on Sundays