Bredbury railway station

Bredbury railway station serves the town of Bredbury in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

Bredbury
National Rail
Platforms and footbridge, Bredbury railway station (geograph 4512680).jpg
Bredbury railway station in 2015
LocationBredbury, Metropolitan Borough of Stockport
England
Grid referenceSJ927918
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityGreater Manchester
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeBDY
ClassificationDfT category E
Passengers
2016/17Increase 0.214 million
2017/18Increase 0.216 million
2018/19Increase 0.232 million
2019/20Increase 0.239 million
2020/21Decrease 48,242
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

It was built by the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee in 1875 on the line between New Mills and Manchester London Road.

The station was modernised in 1976; the buildings on the New Mills side being replaced. The platforms were raised with the result that the old waiting room on the Manchester side is three steps down. The original stationmaster's house survives, as does the 1916 footbridge.

The station in 1965

FacilitiesEdit

The ticket office on the eastbound side is manned through the day on weekdays (06:20-20:50) and on Saturdays until early afternoon (07:20-14:20). Outside these times, ticket must be bought on the train or prior to travel. Waiting shelters are present on each platform and train running details are offered via automated announcements, digital information screens and timetable posters. No step-free access is available (the ramp from the car park to the ticket hall has steps, as does the footbridge).[1]

ServiceEdit

 
 
Location (red dot) within Stockport's historical rail network

Monday to Saturday daytimes see two trains per hour head northbound to Manchester Piccadilly and two southbound towards New Mills Central with hourly extensions to Sheffield.[2] On Saturdays, alternate services run to Rose Hill Marple.

Evenings see a twice hourly service in each direction. On Sundays, there is an hourly service in each direction with a few additional trains in summer between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

 
The station in 1989

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bredbury station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  2. ^ GB eNRT, December 2016-May 2017 Edition, Table 78

External linksEdit

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Northern Trains

Coordinates: 53°25′23″N 2°06′38″W / 53.4230°N 2.1105°W / 53.4230; -2.1105