Ashburys railway station

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
manager = Northern Rail
locale = Openshaw
borough = Manchester
start = 1846
platforms = 2
lowusage0405 = 55,946
lowusage0506 = 52,620
lowusage0607 = 46,528

Ashburys railway station in Openshaw serves Beswick and West Gorton in Manchester, England.


It was built by the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway on 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 Ltd which 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 Piccadilly to Glossop and Hadfield and DMU trains between Piccadilly and Marple. TransPennine Express services 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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