Patricroft railway station in 2014.
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|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
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|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive|
|Key dates||Opened 1830|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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.
It is the closest railway station to the Worsley village area.
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. The majority of the station buildings were demolished in the 1980s, with only a waiting shelter remaining on each platform.
The station is unstaffed and has no permanent buildings; it does now though have ticket machines in place to allow passengers to buy tickets (or a permit to travel) prior to boarding. Train running information is provided by telephone, digital PIS screens 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.
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 and Class 323 EMUs on a stopping service between Liverpool and Manchester. Services to and from Manchester Victoria are now very limited (peak periods and late evenings) since the May 2018 timetable change.
The Sunday service is the same, although trains operate to Wilmslow via Piccadilly and the Airport.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Patricroft railway station.|
- Train times and station information for Patricroft railway station from National Rail
- Friends of Patricroft Station - campaign group for improvements to the railway station
- The station on a 1948 OD map via npe maps
- The station on an 1849 OS map via National Library of Scotland
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Liverpool to Manchester Line
Line open, station closed
|London and North Western Railway
Liverpool and Manchester Railway
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Railway Lines in Salford
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