Britain >Greater Manchester >Ashburys Ardwick Belle Vue Gorton


Collected date 12/09/16

Ashburys sign

Ashburys station is the second station east of Manchester Piccadilly and although slightly more useful than Ashfield you might still prefer to go back to Piccadilly, if you weren't trying to visit it for its own sake. It's not actually named after the area of Manchester it's in (Openshaw), but rather after the Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Company Ltd. which built it.

The line is on a bridge over the dual carriageway Pottery Lane:

Ashburys bridge

Steps lead up to track level from the ground:

Ashburys platform 1 steps

The steps lead up on to platform 1, for trains towards the city centre:

Ashburys platform 1 entrance

Platform 1 has a shelter and seats:

Ashburys platform 1

On platform 1 looking west:

Ashburys looking west

Looking back east along the platforms:

Ashburys platforms looking east

At the eastern end of platform 1 is the footbridge, which is the only way to reach platform 2:

Ashburys footbridge

Looking east along the line as it crosses the road beneath:

Ashburys looking east

Looking at a stretch of disused platform under the footbridge leading to platform 2:

Ashburys platform 2 disused platform under footbridge

On the footbridge, looking east along the line:

Ashburys looking east from footbridge

Looking west from the footbridge:

Ashburys looking west from footbridge

Steps lead down from the footbridge to platform 2:

Ashburys platform 2 footbridge exit steps

The footbridge leads directly into a shelter:

Ashburys platform 2 footbridge end