At last … the one we’ve been waiting for …

May 19, 2010

The summer 2010 timetable – featuring Sunday trains at Walkden – has finally arrived and copies are now available from the station Booking Office.

First glance suggests no changes to the current (winter) times for Monday to Saturday services, but of course the Sunday section includes trains at Walkden for the first time in many many years.

The countdown to the actual running of the first Sunday trains is reaching its final few days now …. in less than 4 days time people will be catching trains to and from Walkden on a Sunday again 🙂 🙂 🙂



  1. just to bore you – the last ‘scheduled’ up train from Walkden was the 18.43 Southport to Man Vic dept Walkden 19.34 on 15 Sept 1968. The last ‘scheduled’ down train was the 20.15 Man Vic to Southport dept Walkden 20.35 on 15 Sept 1968. Trains continued to use the Atherton line during the winter of 1968/69 including Euston to Glasgow diversions due to electrification work on the WCML

  2. Not boring at all John – many many times we have wondered just how long ago it was the trains last ran on Sundays. Many thanks for filling us in !
    Neil (FOWS)

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