Bryn railway station
Bryn railway station in 1989
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Key dates||Opened 1 December 1869|
|Original company||Lancashire Union Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bryn from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK railways portal|
Bryn railway station is in Bryn, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It is the nearest station to Ashton-in-Makerfield. The station is situated on the electrified Liverpool to Wigan Line 16 1⁄4 miles (26.2 km) northeast of Liverpool Lime Street and 3 3⁄4 miles (6.0 km) south of Wigan. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern.
The station is the only unstaffed one on the Huyton to Wigan line, being outside the Merseytravel area (but within that of Greater Manchester PTE). Ticket machines have recently been installed on both platforms. The old station buildings shown in the caption have since been demolished and were replaced by basic waiting shelters. Digital display screens and timetable poster boards on each side provide train running information. Step-free access is provided only on the Wigan-bound platform.
The station was opened on 1 December 1869 by the Lancashire Union Railway on their route between St Helens and Blackburn via Wigan and Chorley. The line beyond Wigan was closed to passengers in January 1960 and completely in 1971.
The Liverpool to Manchester line electrification also encompasses the entire Liverpool to Wigan route. This allows electric trains to operate from Bryn to Liverpool, St Helens and Wigan. Electrification was completed in May 2015.
- Bryn station in 2015 Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 10 January 2017
- Bryn station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 10 January 2017
- Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2018
- "City Line Book 4 from 10 December 2017 to 19 May 2018" (PDF). Merseytravel. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
- "Railway lines being electrified in £200m scheme". BBC News. BBC. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
- Network Rail
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Liverpool to Wigan Line
|Wigan North Western|
|Garswood||London and North Western Railway
Lancashire Union Railway
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