Urmston railway station

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Urmston
National Rail
Urmston Rail Station.jpg
Urmston Railway Station
LocationUrmston, Trafford
United Kingdom
Coordinates53°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 referenceSJ766946
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityGreater Manchester
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeURM
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Original companyCheshire Lines Committee
Pre-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Post-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Key dates
2 September 1873 (1873-09-02)Station opened
Passengers
2014/15Decrease 0.302 million[1]
2015/16Increase 0.324 million[1]
2016/17Increase 0.381 million[1]
2017/18Decrease 0.375 million[1]
2018/19Increase 0.409 million[1]

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 Trains.

History[edit]

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

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.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Annual estimated intercity rail passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at this station from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 238. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ Urmston station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 12 December 2016
  4. ^ Table 89 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

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