SJ8497 : Oxford Road station - arrival from Leeds

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Oxford Road station - arrival from Leeds
Oxford Road station - arrival from Leeds
It is only since the opening of the Ordsall Chord in December 2017 that it has been possible to run trains through from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road via Victoria. Here, 155341 stands at platform 5 (historically used by Chester trains). The remains of the former platform 6, still extant in 2015 SJ8397 : Oxford Road station: platform 5, have now been removed altogether.
Oxford Road station nostalgia
I used to travel regularly by train from Altrincham to Manchester Oxford Road in the 1970s. That line is now part of Metrolink. These photos are from return visits in 2015 and 2018.

Oxford Road station has not changed much architecturally in the 40 years, but the pattern of services has changed considerably as described in the captions to these photos.

The station, dating from 1958-60, is listed grade II (list entry number 1255053) mainly for its unusual laminated timber canopies and main entrance.
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Saturday, 24 March, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 2 April, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8400 9750 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4390N 2:14.5513W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8398 9749
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