Manchester to Cressington Junction Line (Cheshire Lines Committee)






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Garston to Manchester

2019 will be the last year of full 507/508 operations on Merseyrail as their replacements should begin to take over services. Two Class 508s meet at ...
John McIntyre 28/12/2019
The station building at Cressington viewed from the roadway. The platforms are below in a cutting. ...
John McIntyre 28/12/2019
The attractively maintained station in the leafy suburb of Cressington. ...
David Panton 29/06/2016
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Be afraid...be very afraid... The ladies of Garston, on the St Albans Abbey Branch, prepare themselves for the arrival of their British Rail ...
Ian Dinmore //
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During engineering work at Liverpool Lime Street, Northern services from Manchester over the Cheshire Lines were terminated at Hunts Cross. Here ...
John McIntyre 20/10/2017
With the rebuilding of Liverpool Lime Street, trains from Manchester Oxford Road via Warrington were terminating at Hunts Cross on 20 October 2017. ...
John McIntyre 20/10/2017
Two Merseyrail Class 507s roll into Platform 3 at Hunts Cross with a service from Southport on 22nd September 2018. Like their Scottish Class 314 ...
Mark Bartlett 22/09/2018
The old station building at Hunts Cross, seen from the platforms below in September 2018. The replacement building can be seen alongside. A cafe now ...
Mark Bartlett 22/09/2018
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I searched in vain for the blue plaques at Widnes station that commemorated Paul Simon being inspired to write the lyrics of ^Homeward Bound^ here. ...
Mark Bartlett 22/09/2018
An afternoon Manchester to Liverpool via Warrington Central stopping service arrives at Widnes on 22 March 2019. ...
John McIntyre 22/03/2019
From opening in 1873 through to 1959, the present Widnes station was known as Farnworth (Widnes) after the village, which is now a suburb of the town. ...
Mark Bartlett 22/09/2018
A pair of East Midlands Class 158s calling at Widnes station on 4 November 2014 with a Norwich to Liverpool service. ...
John McIntyre 04/11/2014
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Sankey for Penketh, despite the former BR sign on the down platform building displaying plain Sankey. Seen from the rather quiet station car park on ...
John McIntyre 28/12/2019
A Manchester to Liverpool service with 195105 passes Sankey for Penketh on 28 December 2019. ...
John McIntyre 28/12/2019
150143 on a Manchester to Liverpool via Warrington Central service pass Sankey for Penketh station on 28 December 2019. With the opening of Warrington ...
John McIntyre 28/12/2019
Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no 48033 calls at Sankey station on the west side of Warrington with the LCGB Two Cities Limited railtour on 23 June 1968. The ...
K A Gray 23/06/1968
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EMR Regional 1L09 service from Liverpool to Norwich passes the recently opened Warrington West station with 158788 and 156473 on 28 December 2019. ...
John McIntyre 28/12/2019
A view of Warrington West station from the top of the steps down to the eastbound platform on 28 December 2019. ...
John McIntyre 28/12/2019
21st Century railway architecture is certainly different from that of the older stations. Hopefully this example of the station building at Warrington ...
B A Cairns 03/10/2019
The site for the new Warrington West railway station and bus interchange seen on 06 May 2018 with a Northern service from Manchester to Liverpool via ...
John McIntyre 06/05/2018
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A TPE service from Liverpool to Scarborough crosses the viaduct on the approach to Warrington Central on 03 March 2010. ...
John McIntyre 03/03/2010
A pair of East Midlands class 158s making a stop at Warrington Central on 4 November 2014 with a service from Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich. ...
John McIntyre 04/11/2014
A DMU boarding at Warrington Central in August 1988. ...
Ian Dinmore /08/1988
Looking at the north side of Warrington Central station from the station forecourt on 3 March 2010. Most of the building is now used by YMCA Training ...
John McIntyre 03/03/2010
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An EMR service hurries west passing Birchwood with a service to Liverpool Lime Street on 20 October 2017. The road bridge in front of the train with a ...
John McIntyre 20/10/2017
A Liverpool South Parkway to Scarborough service arrives at Birchwood on 20 October 2017. This station was opened by British Rail in 1981 however ...
John McIntyre 20/10/2017
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A Northern service heads west without stopping at Glazebrook on 24 January 2019. Although the rear destination blind is displaying ^Wigan North ...
John McIntyre 24/01/2019
A wonderful but neglected fountain on the westbound platform at Glazebrook. 1872 is featured prominently. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009
An eastbound service passes non-stop through Glazebrook. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009
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On a very misty 24 January 2019, a Northern Class 150 DMU on a service from Liverpool to Manchester passes Glazebrook East Jct SB. The junction is ...
John McIntyre 24/01/2019
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A view west from the road bridge at Urmston on 20 October 2017. It looks so straight you would almost think that the Romans had built it, if railways ...
John McIntyre 20/10/2017
The station building at Urmston is no longer in railway use but is now a pub/restaurant ^The Steamhouse^. On the left a Northern Class 142 departs on ...
John McIntyre 20/10/2017
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Humphrey Park is a fairly recent addition to the Manchester rail network having opened in 1984. It lies immediately west of (and in sight of) Trafford ...
Mark Bartlett 20/08/2012
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Fowler 2-6-4T no 42319 standing in the shed yard at Trafford Park, Manchester, thought to have been taken in the late 1950s. The locomotive was ...
K A Gray //
Trafford Park is now an unstaffed station with a basic two hourly service. 142011 hurries through without stopping on 20 August on its way from Lime ...
Mark Bartlett 20/08/2012
Class N5 0-6-2T no 69362 stands on Trafford Park shed in the summer of 1958. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 21/06/1958
General view over the yard of the large Trafford Park shed, Manchester, in the sixties. Originally built as a 20-road straight dead-end shed it was ...
Jim Peebles //
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Hunts Cross Curve

Transport for Wales 150245 passes Liverpool South Parkway whilst on a training run from Frodsham Jct to Liverpool Lime Street. The destination board ...
John McIntyre 23/03/2019
A Hunts Cross to Southport service arrives at the Merseyrail platform at Liverpool South Parkway on 28 December 2019. The other 4 platforms on the ...
John McIntyre 28/12/2019
A London Midland Class 350 emu departs from Liverpool South Parkway on 4 November 2014 with the 1534 Liverpool Lime Street - Birmingham New Street. ...
John McIntyre 04/11/2014
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Glazebrook to Altrincham

On a very misty 24 January 2019, a Northern Class 150 DMU on a service from Liverpool to Manchester passes Glazebrook East Jct SB. The junction is ...
John McIntyre 24/01/2019
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Peak 45025 on the station avoiding line at York with a down freight in the summer of 1980. ...
John Furnevel 23/07/1980
Skelton Junction York, Leeds service passing. ...
Ewan Crawford //
An EE Type 4 coming off the York station avoiding line on the approach to Skelton Junction with a northbound ballast train in July 1980 . ...
John Furnevel 21/07/1980
View south from Skelton Junction as 47407 leaves York with a Newcastle train in 1980. ...
John Furnevel 23/07/1980
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