Woodley railway station

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Woodley Station - geograph.org.uk - 1372431.jpg
Woodley railway station in 2009
Location
PlaceWoodley
Local authorityStockport
Grid referenceSJ939925
Operations
Station codeWLY
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 48,692
2014/15Increase 50,546
2015/16Increase 53,856
2016/17Increase 60,882
2017/18Increase 63,556
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEGreater Manchester
History
Key datesOpened 1862 (1862)
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 Woodley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Woodley railway station serves the Woodley area of Stockport in Greater Manchester, England. The station is 9¼ miles (15 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly on the Hope Valley Line service to Rose Hill Marple. It is situated where the A560 road from Stockport to Gee Cross near Hyde crosses over the railway line.

History[edit]

It was opened on 5 August 1862 by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and later became a junction when a line from Stockport Tiviot Dale (The Stockport and Woodley Junction Railway) reached the town in 1865. The station subsequently became jointly owned and operated by the MS&L, Great Northern Railway and Midland Railway as part of the Cheshire Lines Committee system.[1]

The Stockport route closed to passengers in January 1967,[2] although a short section at the eastern end remains in use for goods traffic (serving a Tarmac stone terminal and waste recycling plant at Bredbury). A second link from Apethorne Junction to the north gave an east-facing link to the Woodhead Line at Godley Junction from 1866, which was heavily used for many years by trans-Pennine freight traffic (mainly coal from the South Yorkshire coalfield to Fiddlers Ferry power station). This was closed soon after the Woodhead route, in 1982.

Services[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays, there is a half-hourly service northbound to Manchester Piccadilly and southbound to Rose Hill Marple (limited service only after 19:20).[3]

There is no Sunday service. A normal service operates on bank holidays.

Railway Clearing House map of the Woodley area[edit]

1909 map showing (right) the station and junction layout at Woodley

The railway line from Hyde through Woodley to Romiley and Marple is shown as being owned by the Great Central and Midland Railways joint committee. The line from Stockport (Tiviot Dale) through Woodley is shown to be owned by the Cheshire Lines Committee.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, p.20
  2. ^ Butt, p.220
  3. ^ Table 78 National Rail timetable, May 2018

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Marshall, J (1981) Forgotten Railways North-West England, David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Newton Abbott. ISBN 0-7153-8003-6

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Romiley   Northern
Hope Valley Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Hyde Central

Coordinates: 53°25′46″N 2°5′34″W / 53.42944°N 2.09278°W / 53.42944; -2.09278