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Patricroft railway station

Patricroft railway station is in the Patricroft district of Eccles, Greater Manchester, England. The station is on Green Lane, just north of the junction with Cromwell Road and just east of the Bridgewater Canal. It is situated 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Manchester Victoria on the former Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which was electrified in stages between 2013 and 2015.

Patricroft National Rail
Northern Rail Class 156, 156428, Patricroft railway station (geograph 4004223).jpg
Patricroft railway station in 2014.
Location
PlacePatricroft
Local authoritySalford
Grid referenceSJ763987
Operations
Station codePAT
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 43,852
2014/15Decrease 39,298
2015/16Increase 49,468
2016/17Increase 73,596
2017/18Increase 86,744
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEGreater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive
History
Key datesOpened 1830 (1830)
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 Patricroft from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

It is the closest railway station to the Worsley village area.

HistoryEdit

 
A 1905 Railway Clearing House Junction diagram showing (upper right) railways in the vicinity of Patricroft

The station is situated on the world's first inter-city passenger railway, between Liverpool and Manchester, and is also located close to the world's first commercial canal. The station used to have an adjacent engine shed, Patricroft MPD, which was located to the rear of the Manchester-bound platform on the northern side of the station. The engine shed opened in 1884 and closed in 1968.[1] The majority of the station buildings were demolished in the 1980s, with only a waiting shelter remaining on each platform.[2]

FacilitiesEdit

The station is unstaffed and has no permanent buildings or ticket facilities - passengers must buy their tickets prior to travel or on the train. Train running information is provided by telephone and timetable posters. The platforms are linked by subway, but neither have step-free access as the subway has stairs from the station entrance to platform level.[3]

ServicesEdit

Monday to Saturdays there is generally an hourly service from the station to Crewe via Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport eastbound, and Newton-le-Willows and Liverpool Lime Street westbound. These are operated by the Northern Electrics Class 319 on a stopping service between Liverpool and Manchester. Services to and from Manchester Victoria are now very limited since the May 2018 timetable change.[4]

The Sunday service is the same, although trains operate to Wilmslow via Piccadilly and the Airport.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shed Bash UK - Patricroft 1946-1952 shedbashuk.blogspot.co.uk; Retrieved 2014-06-01
  2. ^ Friends of Patricroft Station - History www.frops.org.uk; Retrieved 2014-06-01
  3. ^ Patricroft station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 22 December 2016
  4. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Newton-le-Willows   Northern
Liverpool to Manchester Line
  Eccles
  Historical railways  
Barton Moss
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Liverpool and Manchester Railway
  Eccles
Line and station open

Coordinates: 53°29′06″N 2°21′25″W / 53.485°N 2.357°W / 53.485; -2.357