Hall i' th' Wood railway station

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Hall i' th' Wood National Rail
Hall i' th' Wood station looking north - 2013-03-15.jpg
Hall i' th' Wood station looking north
Location
PlaceBolton
Local authorityBolton
Grid referenceSD727112
Operations
Station codeHID
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 0.139 million
2014/15Increase 0.140 million
2015/16Decrease 0.116 million
2016/17Increase 0.157 million
2017/18Decrease 0.143 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for Greater Manchester
History
Key datesOpened September 1986 (September 1986)
Original companyLondon Midland Region of British Railways
29 September 1986Station 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 Hall i' th' Wood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hall i' th' Wood railway station is the last stop before Bolton on the Northern franchise's Ribble Valley Line into Blackburn and Clitheroe in England.

The station opened by British Rail on 29 September 1986.[1] It is located in the middle of a housing estate and forms an unofficial footpath between the two sides.[2] In March 2008 work began on a new car park for the station.[3]

It takes its name from the nearby Hall i' th' Wood, now a museum which is within walking distance of the station.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has basic amenities - waiting shelters and timetable posters on each platform, plus a telephone and CIS screens for train running information provision. The wooden platforms are staggered, with the southbound one the further north of the two. There is no step-free access to either platform (the ramps from the road that passes beneath the line both have steps).[4]

Services[edit]

Latest franchise operator Northern run a much enhanced all day half-hourly service Weekdays and Saturdays in both directions (which started in December 2017), but still hourly on Sundays, rather than merely at morning and evening peak periods as before. The additional services however start/terminate at Blackburn.[5] The timetable has also been affected by weekend engineering work south of Bolton (as part of the heavily delayed Manchester to Preston Line electrification project) for much of 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 112. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ "Secure transport route - Manchester to Clitheroe pilot". Department of Transport. 26 January 2006. Archived from the original on 11 June 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Work starts on new rail station car parks". Leigh Journal. 10 March 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2008.
  4. ^ Hall i' th' Wood station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 9 December 2016
  5. ^ Table 94 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bromley Cross   Northern
Ribble Valley Line
  Bolton

Coordinates: 53°35′49″N 2°24′48″W / 53.5969°N 2.4132°W / 53.5969; -2.4132