Manchester United Football Ground railway station

Manchester United Football Ground
The station, next to Old Trafford football stadium
Location
Place Old Trafford, Manchester
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°27′44″N 2°17′29″W / 53.4621°N 2.2914°W / 53.4621; -2.2914Coordinates: 53°27′44″N 2°17′29″W / 53.4621°N 2.2914°W / 53.4621; -2.2914
Grid reference SJ806961
Operations
Station code MUF
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
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History
Key dates Opened 1935 (1935)
Post-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
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Manchester United Football Ground railway station, often known as the Old Trafford Halt or Manchester United FC Halt,[1] is on the southern Liverpool Lime Street-Manchester Piccadilly railway line, between Deansgate and Trafford Park. The station was constructed by the Cheshire Lines Committee and opened on 21 August 1935. It was provided with one timber-built platform and was served, on match days only, by a shuttle service of steam-hauled trains from Manchester Central railway station. It was initially named United Football Ground, but was renamed Old Trafford Football Ground in early 1936.[2] The date of change to the current name is not known.

The station has a direct connection to the Old Trafford football stadium and the platform is adjacent to the south stand of the stadium. The station is not a regularly served stop on the line and is only open on match days – when Northern run services to the halt; Northern also manage and operate the single platform.[3] Services are operated by Class 323 units.

References

Notes
Bibliography

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Manchester Oxford Road   Northern
(Liverpool to Manchester Line)
(Southern Route)
(match days only)
  Terminus


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