Flowery Field railway station

Flowery Field railway station serves the Flowery Field area of Hyde, Greater Manchester, England. It is 7 miles (11 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly on the Manchester-Glossop Line. The station is managed by Northern.[1]

Flowery Field National Rail
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Flowery Field station
Location
PlaceHyde
Local authorityTameside
Grid referenceSJ947960
Operations
Station codeFLF
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 0.188 million
2015/16Increase 0.197 million
2016/17Increase 0.222 million
2017/18Increase 0.224 million
2018/19Increase 0.274 million
History
Key datesOpened May 1985 (May 1985)
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 Flowery Field from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The station was opened in 1985 and is mainly a wooden structure, similar in design to Godley railway station, which is also on the Glossop Line.[2] The station was opened by British Rail.

As part of the failed Manchester TIF bid, the station would have been refurbished with CCTV, real-time passenger information and additional seating and shelters.[3] The bid failed after residents of Greater Manchester voted against the congestion charge.[4] However, funding was secured from Transport for Greater Manchester in 2011, for the installation of CCTV, Customer Information Screens, a Public Announcement System and Help Points.[5]

ServicesEdit

There is a half-hourly daily service to Manchester Piccadilly and to Hadfield (with extra trains during weekday peak periods). Trains operate hourly during the evening.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Northern Rail. "Network map" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Community rail" (PDF). Gov.UK.
  3. ^ "Tameside". Greater Manchester Future Transport. Archived from the original on 14 July 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Voters reject congestion charge". BBC News. 12 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Contribution to Local Area Implementation Plan" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016.
  6. ^ Northern Rail. "Northern Rail Timetable 24 - Manchester - Glossop/Hadfield 13 December 2015 – 14 May 2016" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

External linksEdit

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Manchester-Glossop Line

Coordinates: 53°27′43″N 2°04′52″W / 53.462°N 2.081°W / 53.462; -2.081