Archive for July, 2012


Paint job at Walkden

July 26, 2012

Beautiful bit of re-painting in the entrance hall and stairway today – well done Northern !


Cable theft woes hit Walkden

July 26, 2012

Were you affected by the cancellations this Tuesday morning caused by another incidence of cable theft ?

This modern curse is still all too common, despite the extensive technological measures Network Rail are implementing around the network.

Unfortunately it doesn’t sound like the bus replacements were adequate for the numbers of passengers affected: this Bolton Evening News story claims only one Manchester-bound bus between 0730 and 0930, predictably too full for anyone to board at Walkden.



Flooding strikes again

July 6, 2012

Just a week after rain closed the line at Atherton today’s downpours hit services again today. From this afternoon the line was closed in both directions, with bus replacements between Atherton and Salford Crescent.
By 9pm all trains were running again.