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Peak passenger numbers rocket 23% in one year

November 23, 2008

FOWS’ annual survey of passenger numbers conducted last Thursday recorded 511 passengers using the station between the first train at 0629 and 1330 –  representing a massive 19% increase from 2007.

The increase was even more pronounced in the morning peak (from 0730 to 0930) where numbers rose 23% from 242 to 298.

Although our survey only provides a snapshot on a single day, we have surveyed on the same day of the week and at the same time of year in order to make year-on-year comparisons as meaningful as possible. In combination with GMPTE’s survey figures the trend over the last 5 years is unmistakable, with peak time commuter travel from Walkden to Manchester having more than doubled (up 110%) in just 4 years.

For full details please visit the Passenger Numbers page on our website.

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  1. […] Friends of Walkden Station report on encouraging passenger growth at Walkden. I might add that I was one of the 511 passengers they […]



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