Daisy Hill Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Daisy Hill railway station serves the Daisy Hill area of Westhoughton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.

Daisy Hill is one of the principal stations that lie on the Atherton line, between Wigan and Manchester. The station is located 14 miles (23 km) west of Manchester Victoria with regular Northern Rail services to these towns as well as Salford, Swinton and Hindley, with onward trains to Kirkby and Southport.

Due to considerable housing development in the area, it is now a well-used commuter station and (according to official Strategic Rail Authority figures) has in the past vied (with Atherton and Walkden) for the position of the most used station on the line. In the period 2004 to 2012 passenger usage has more than doubled. The slight drop in usage in 2006-07 may be due to statistical correction rather than genuine decline. A substantial increase in usage (2008–09, see SRA figures right) was reported. Part of this was explained in the SRA notes as an attempt more accurately to include local (transport executive) tickets.

An interesting aspect of Daisy Hill railway station is that, even when in the 1970s the service was sporadic, the railway station was fully staffed. This continued until recent times. Until 2008, Daisy Hill railway station (unlike the then more frequently used next railway station of Hindley and the railway stations of many other major towns and even cities in Britain) was continuously staffed from before the first train to after the last – just over 18 hours. Since 2008, however, the railway station ticket office has closed at 7.25pm (having opened at 6.25am). This is still a longer period of staffing than many other stations in the United Kingdom. The town's other station (Westhoughton railway station) which, until recently enjoyed an even greater patronage, has been unstaffed since 1974.

^ http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1529

^ BR Timetable 1973

^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/DSY.html

Source: Wikipedia

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 21051 0
2014 18786 0
2013 20076 0
2012 19369 0
2011 19457 0
2010 16945 0
2009 16156 0
2008 19510 0
2007 20111 0

Location Data

  • Metropolitan District: Bolton Borough Council
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Bolton West
  • European Region: North West
  • Civil Parish/community: Westhoughton
  • Metropolitan District Ward: Westhoughton North and Chew Moor

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Recent Crime Figures

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December 2015 0 00000000000000
November 2015 1 00000001000000
October 2015 1 00100000000000
September 2015 2 00000010000100
August 2015 0 00000000000000
July 2015 0 00000000000000
June 2015 2 00000001000100
May 2015 0 00000000000000
April 2015 0 00000000000000
March 2015 1 10000000000000
February 2015 1 00000000100000
January 2015 1 00000000000100

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