- Ashburys railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Ashburys
code = ABY
caption = Ashburys Railway Station in Manchester. Train shown is a Northern Rail Class 323 in First North Western livery
start = 1846
platforms = 2
lowusage0405 = 55,946
lowusage0506 = 52,620
lowusage0607 = 46,528
Ashburys railway station in
Openshawserves Beswick and West Gortonin Manchester, England.
It was built by the
Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railwayon its new line from Manchester Store Street station to Sheffield, opening in 1846. First appearing in Bradshaw's in July, in November it was referred to as "Ashburys for Openshaw", then in August 1856, as "Ashburys for Belle Vue".
There is no actual place of this name. It was named after the
Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Company Ltdwhich built it for £175 in 1855. This company flourished from 1841 until 1902 when it moved to Saltley in Birmingham, merging with the Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd. Examples of its rolling stock survive to this day on preserved railways all over the world.
Today, Ashburys is a station with two platforms served by EMU trains from
Manchester Piccadillyto Glossopand Hadfield and DMU trains between Piccadilly and Marple. TransPennine Expressservices frequently pass through the station without stopping. The station is operated by Northern Rail. The line is electrified at 25 kV AC. There is a signal box at Ashburys.
*Radford, B., (1988) "Midland Though The Peak" Unicorn Books
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