Burnage railway station

Burnage railway station is a railway station in south Manchester, England, in the suburb of Burnage on the Styal Line. The station is served by ManchesterCrewe Northern Trains stopping services to Manchester Airport. It caters mainly for commuter traffic, being electrified at 25 kV AC overhead, and is used by EMU traffic.

National Rail
Burnage Railway Station.jpeg
General information
LocationBurnage, Manchester
Grid referenceSJ857917
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityGreater Manchester
Other information
Station codeBNA
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
2007Reconstruction of platforms
2016/17Increase 0.224 million
2017/18Decrease 0.220 million
2018/19Decrease 0.212 million
2019/20Increase 0.213 million
2020/21Decrease 37,962
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

The station sits on the Styal Line to Manchester Airport, one of the congested lines on the national rail network.[1] Historically it has been served by a half-hourly service to Manchester Airport/Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

Since May 2018 services operate on a 'skip-stop' basis at irregular intervals to increase capacity on the line. As a designated Northern Connect stop, a direct express service to Blackpool North via Chorley was introduced as part of this timetable change. This was replaced by calls on services between Windermere/Barrow-in-Furness and Manchester Airport running via Wigan North Western as part of the December 2019 timetable change.


View northward, towards Manchester (London Road) in 1965
The entrance to Burnage Railway Station

The current Monday to Saturday service is a roughly half hourly service to Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly, with one southbound train per hour continuing to Crewe via Wilmslow. Northbound services continue to Liverpool Lime Street or Barrow-in-Furness/Windermere via Preston.[2]

On Sundays, Burnage is served by one train per hour in each direction to Wilmslow via Manchester Airport, and Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester Piccadilly. Services between Barrow-in-Furness/Windermere and Manchester Airport still run but do not call at Burnage, instead calling at East Didsbury.

Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
Northern Trains
Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
(Styal Line local stopping service)
Northern Trains
Windermere/Barrow-in-Furness to Manchester Airport
(Monday - Saturday only)
Northern Trains
Manchester to Preston line
(Limited service)


  1. ^ "Timetable recast: too much, too quickly". Railway Gazette. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ Table 85 National Rail timetable, May 2019

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Coordinates: 53°25′19″N 2°12′55″W / 53.42194°N 2.21528°W / 53.42194; -2.21528