Flixton railway station

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Flixton National Rail
Flixton railway station manchester.jpg
Location
PlaceFlixton
Local authorityTrafford
Coordinates53°26′38″N 2°23′00″W / 53.4439°N 2.3833°W / 53.4439; -2.3833Coordinates: 53°26′38″N 2°23′00″W / 53.4439°N 2.3833°W / 53.4439; -2.3833
Grid referenceSJ746941
Operations
Station codeFLI
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 93,018
2014/15Increase 98,610
2015/16Increase 0.104 million
2016/17Increase 0.130 million
2017/18Increase 0.133 million
History
Original companyCheshire Lines Committee
Pre-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Post-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
1 October 1873 (1873-10-01)Station opened
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 Flixton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Flixton railway station is in Flixton, Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. The station, and all services calling there, are operated by Northern. It is 6 12 miles (10.5 km) west of Manchester Oxford Road on the Manchester to Liverpool Line.

History[edit]

The station once had a small goods yard on the northern side of the main line, the bay platform for which still exists although it is no longer in use. The goods yard itself is now a car park. All the track relating to the goods yard has been removed.

In the 1990s, the station building was converted into a Henry's Table pub and restaurant and then into a nightclub and bar called Brunel's. It was destroyed by fire in 1998 and was demolished in 2001.

Facilities[edit]

The ticket office on Flixton Road bridge, a portable building installed to replace the demolished station building, is manned Monday-Friday between 06:20-12:50. At other times, tickets are purchased from the conductor on the train or from a machine on the Manchester bound platform.

The original footbridge remains and is still in use. A small "bus stop" style shelter on the down platform also survives from the original station building. Train running information is provide by timetable posters and information boards. Step-free access is available to both platforms.[1]

Services[edit]

Services are roughly hourly in each direction, towards Irlam and Liverpool Lime Street to the west, and towards Chassen Road and Manchester Oxford Road to the east. Extra services call at the station during peak-hours, whilst some evening services terminate at Warrington Central.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flixton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 12 December 2016
  2. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 89

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Irlam   Northern
Manchester to Liverpool Line
  Chassen Road