Walkden Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Walkden railway station is one of the principal stations that lie on the Manchester to Southport Line in England. The station is located 8 1⁄4 miles (13.3 km) west of Manchester with regular Northern Rail services to these towns as well as Salford, Swinton and Hindley. It was opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway One of the more popular stations on the line (according to Strategic Rail Authority figures), the station used to be known as Walkden High Level to differentiate it from the London and North Western Railway's Walkden Low Level railway station (on the line from Manchester Exchange to Bolton Great Moor Street, which was closed to passengers in 1954). Latest figures indicate that over 300,000 passengers use the station annually. In February 2007 the Friends of Walkden Station community volunteer group was founded to campaign for improvements to the station's facilities and services. One of the line's two remaining signal boxes was formerly located here (it acted as the 'fringe' box to Manchester Picadilly signalling centre), but it and neighbouring Atherton Goods Yard box were both closed in the spring of 2013 and their semaphore signals replaced by colour lights worked from Piccadilly SCC. ^ Walkden Low Level Station, Subterranea Britannica, retrieved 20 January 2010 ^ Walkden Rail Users, Rail Regulator, retrieved 20 January 2010

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 37541 0
2014 36284 0
2013 38213 0
2012 39009 0
2011 30860 0
2010 28238 0
2009 25223 0
2008 25633 0
2007 24501 0

Location Data

  • European Region: North West
  • Metropolitan District: Salford City Council
  • Metropolitan District Ward: Walkden South
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Worsley and Eccles South

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 0 00000000000000
December 2015 6 00000020020020
November 2015 0 00000000000000
October 2015 0 00000000000000
September 2015 0 00000000000000
August 2015 0 00000000000000
July 2015 0 00000000000000
June 2015 0 00000000000000
May 2015 0 00000000000000
April 2015 0 00000000000000
March 2015 1 00000000000010
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 2 00000000002000
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 0 00000000000000
October 2014 0 00000000000000
September 2014 0 00000000000000
August 2014 1 00000000000100
July 2014 0 00000000000000
June 2014 1 00000010000000
May 2014 0 00000000000000
April 2014 0 00000000000000
March 2014 2 00000000200000
February 2014 2 00000000001010
January 2014 0 00000000000000
December 2013 1 10000000000000
November 2013 1 00000000000010
October 2013 0 00000000000000
September 2013 1 10000000000000
August 2013 0 00000000000000
July 2013 1 00000010000000

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