Middlewood railway station


Middlewood railway station
Middlewood National Rail
Middlewood
Location
Place Middlewood
Operations
Station code MDL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   9,414
2005/06 * increase 10,462
2006/07 * increase 13,898
2007/08 * increase 17,134
2008/09 * increase 21,770
2009/10 * decrease 19,028
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Original company London and North Western Railway
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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 passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Middlewood from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Middlewood railway station serves the Middlewood and Higher Poynton districts of Poynton, Cheshire.

It is on the Stockport to Buxton line, opened in 1879 by the London and North Western Railway on the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway which they had acquired in 1866. The station is managed and served by Northern Rail and is the last station in the GMPTE ticketing area.

Although a station named "Middlewood" was featured in Episode 2 of Channel 4's Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere, the location used was actually Entwistle station on the Ribble Valley Line.

There is no vehicular access to the station. Access is only by woodland paths, the nearest road being some 800 metres (870 yd) away.

It is one of the three stations that provide access to the Middlewood Way.

In July 2009, Poynton Town Council announced that they would be part funding with the aid of a grant from the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership, the installation of a Cycle Rack and Improved Signage to and at the station. These improvements have now been implemented, along with the installation of additional lighting, a new PA system and a Hearing Induction Loop.

Service

Monday to Saturdays from Middlewood there is a train every two-hours towards Manchester Piccadilly northbound and Buxton southbound. Sundays, all the hourly trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Buxton stop at Middlewood.

External links

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Northern Rail

Coordinates: 53°21′36″N 2°04′59″W / 53.360°N 2.083°W / 53.360; -2.083



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