SJ8397 : Oxford Road station: platform 5

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Oxford Road station: platform 5
Oxford Road station: platform 5
Before the conversion of the Altrincham line to tram operation in the early 1990s, Liverpool trains departed from platform 1, and the Chester service from Platform 5. After the conversion, Chester trains start from Piccadilly and run via Stockport, so platform 5 has been freed up for terminating trains from Liverpool - see SJ8397 : Oxford Road station: Liverpool train leaving platform 5. There looks to have been a sixth platform but I don't think it was ever used even in the 70s.
Oxford Road station nostalgia :: SJ8497

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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Tuesday, 27 January, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 31 January, 2015
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8399 9750 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4390N 2:14.5604W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9748
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