Manchester to Southport Line


Manchester to Southport Line
Manchester to Southport Line
Overview
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale

Greater Manchester
Lancashire
Merseyside

North West England
Operation
Owner Network Rail
Technical
Track gauge Standard gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Manchester–Southport Line
Legend
Head station
SouthportMerseyrail
Continuation to left Unknown BSicon "ABZrd"
  Merseyrail Northern Line
Straight track Unknown BSicon "exKBHFa"
Southport Central closed 1901
Unknown BSicon "xABZlf" Track turning from right Unknown BSicon "exBHF"
Southport Ash Street closed 1902
Unknown BSicon "exCPICl" Unknown BSicon "eCPICr" Unknown BSicon "exSTR"
St Luke's
Unknown BSicon "exHST" Track turning left Unknown BSicon "xABZlg"
Blowick
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" Unknown BSicon "eABZld" Unknown BSicon "exCONTl"
  to Preston
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" Station on track
Meols Cop
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" Unknown BSicon "eHST"
Butts Lane Halt closed 1938
Unknown BSicon "exCONTr"
Unknown BSicon "kKRZu+l" + Unknown BSicon "exKRZu"
Unknown BSicon "xkABZq+l" Track turning right
  to Altcar
Unknown BSicon "xkABZg+l"
Stop on track
Bescar Lane
Stop on track
New Lane
Station on track
Burscough Bridge
Unknown BSicon "kABZgxlr"
  Burscough Curves
Continuation to left Station on transverse track Unknown BSicon "ekABZqr" Unknown BSicon "kKRZuxlr" Unknown BSicon "ekABZql" Continuation to right
Burscough Jct   Preston–Ormskirk
Stop on track
Hoscar
Station on track
Parbold
Station on track
Appley Bridge
Station on track
Gathurst
Continuation to left Junction from right
  Manchester–Kirkby Line
Track turning from left Unknown BSicon "KRZu" Continuation to right
  West Coast Main Line
Station on track Straight track
Wigan North Western
Straight track Station on track
Wigan Wallgate
Track turning left Junction from right
Continuation to left Unknown BSicon "ABZ3rg" Junction to right
  Liverpool to Wigan Line
Continuation forward Straight track
  West Coast Main Line
Stop on track
Ince
Station on track
Hindley
Junction to left Continuation to right
  to Bolton via Westhoughton
Stop on track
Daisy Hill
Stop on track
Hag Fold
Stop on track
Atherton
Stop on track
Walkden
Stop on track
Moorside
Stop on track
Swinton
Junction from left Continuation to right
  to Bolton
Station on track
Salford Crescent
Continuation backward Straight track
  to Liverpool
Junction from left Junction to right
Track turning from left Unknown BSicon "ABZrl" Junction from right
Station on track Straight track
Deansgate (Manchester Metrolink Deansgate-Castlefield)
Straight track Station on track
Salford Central
Station on track Straight track
Manchester Oxford Road
Unknown BSicon "INTCPICl" Left side head station of cross-platform interchange Unknown BSicon "xABZlf" Track turning from right
Manchester Piccadilly Manchester Metrolink
Junction from left Track turning right Unknown BSicon "exCPICle" Unknown BSicon "INTCPICr"
Manchester Victoria Manchester Metrolink
Straight track Straight track
    & Manchester Exchange (closed)
Straight track Continuation forward
  Caldervale, Hope Valley & Oldham
Continuation forward
  WCML, Huddersfield & Glossop

† NOT served by this line on Sundays

The Manchester to Southport Line is a railway line in the north-west of England, operated by Northern Rail, it was originally built as the Manchester and Southport Railway.

Starting at the city centre stations of Manchester Victoria (also serving Salford Central on the fringe of the City Centre) and Manchester Piccadilly (also serving Manchester Oxford Road and Deansgate). It runs in a north-westerly direction through the suburbs and centres of Salford and Wigan. It then proceeds in the same direction through the small rural villages of West Lancashire, before ending on the Irish Sea coast at the resort town of Southport.

Stations

There is ongoing feasibility into the conversion of parts of this line (Wigan - Atherton - Manchester) to operate as a Manchester Metrolink service with a higher frequency metro service for the Greater Manchester Boroughs of Wigan and Salford into the city centre. Southport and Kirkby services on this line would be diverted to operate through Wigan via Bolton and onto Manchester.

External links

Manchester Metrolink extension & conversion proposals


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