- Deansgate railway station
Deansgate Location Place Deansgate Local authority Manchester Coordinates Coordinates: Grid reference SJ834975 Operations Station code DGT Managed by Northern Rail Number of platforms 2 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 16,090 2005/06 * 13,550 2006/07 * 97,783 2007/08 * 120,642 2008/09 * 242,179 2009/10 * 300,355 Passenger Transport Executive PTE Greater Manchester History Original company Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway Pre-grouping Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway Post-grouping Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
20 July 1849 Opened as Knot Mill and Deansgate ? Renamed Knott Mill and Deansgate 3 May 1971 Renamed Deansgate National Rail - UK 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 passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Deansgate from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Deansgate is a railway station in Manchester city centre, England. It is situated approximately 1 km (1,100 yd) west of Manchester Piccadilly in the Castlefield area, at the junction of Deansgate and Whitworth Street West.
It is linked to Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink station and the Manchester Central Complex (both previously called G-Mex) by a footbridge built in 1985, while Deansgate Locks, the Great Northern Warehouse and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester are nearby.
The platforms are elevated, reached by lift or stairs, or by the walkway from the Manchester Central Complex. The ticket office, staffed full time, is between street and platform levels.
It is on the Manchester to Preston and the Liverpool to Manchester lines, both heavily used by commuters. Most tickets purchased by passengers to Deansgate are issued to Manchester Stations or Manchester Central Zone, therefore actual usage is not reflected in these statistics, due to the difficulty in splitting the ticket sales correctly between the four grouped stations (Piccadilly,Victoria,Oxford Road and Deansgate).
The station was opened as Knott Mill on 20 July 1849 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR) with wooden buildings near the site of the annual Knott Mill Fair, a decades old event, which hosted acts such as Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal and George Wombwell's Menagerie. In 1884 Manchester Corporation approached the MSJAR about the station as it was an "eyesore and nuisance." Improvement plans were drawn up but it was not until 1891 that an Act was obtained to reconstruct the station and acquire the necessary land. The rebuilding was completed in 1896 and this date appears on a shield motif over the entrance. The station became Knott Mill & Deansgate around 1900 and Deansgate in 1971. Today it is sometimes known as Manchester Deansgate, and on many station information boards it is Deansgate G-Mex.
- ^ a b c Figures not comparable because of changes in definition.
- ^ Gretchen Holrook Gerzina, Editor, "Black Victorians-Black Victoriana" (Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ, 2003)
- ^ The Manchester Guardian (11 April 1850). "Knott Mill Fair, Manchester, 1850". The Fairground Heritage Trust. http://www.fairground-heritage.org.uk/newsite/learn/learn-1850KM.html. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
Preceding station National Rail Following station Manchester Oxford Road TransPennine Express
TransPennine North West
Salford Crescent Manchester Oxford Road Northern Rail
Liverpool to Manchester Line
Urmston on Sundays
Manchester Oxford Road Northern Rail
Liverpool to Manchester Line
Manchester United Football Ground Manchester Oxford Road Northern Rail
Manchester to Preston Line
Salford Crescent Disused railways Manchester Oxford Road
Line and station open
Manchester, South Junction
and Altrincham Railway
Line and station closed
Line closed, station open
Manchester Lines - City Centre and North, (Past, Present and Future)Legend To Bury To Rochdale Moston To Oldham Bowker Vale Newton Heath Newton Heath and Moston Crumpsall Central Park To Tameside Abraham Moss;Monsall Clayton Bridge Woodlands Road Park Queens Road To Tameside Miles Platting Edge Lane Clayton Oldham Road Sportcity-Velodrome Manchester Victoria Holt Town/Sportcity-Stadium Exchange To Salford New Islington Ardwick Exchange Square/Shudehill Ashburys High Street; Manchester Piccadilly Mayfield;To South Manchester Market Street; Piccadilly Gardens To Belle Vue;Gorton Moseley Street;Oxford Road To Hyde Road St Peter's Square To Tameside Manchester Central/Deansgate-Castlefield Deansgate Liverpool Road To Salford;Cornbrook Cornbrook Pomona To Eccles Trafford Bar To Trafford Firswood To Trafford;To Altrincham To Chorlton Railway stations in Greater Manchester Bolton Manchester
(city centre in italics)
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