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Report - Abandoned mayfield train station and depot manchester 2013


Tom Sherman

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With a little info from stopford_lad Thanks mate :thumb.... Me an a few others off 28dl (marsden1002 and noodlethesis) decided to meet up early in the morning a do a few places.
We went to dodge hill and The 2 high rise flats in west gorton before heading to mayfield train station. It was a bit of a doddle to get in but we didnt have any problems. Overall it was a gud day, Thanks lads :thumb
My camera wasnt as good as the others so here goes and i hope you enjoy n:D

History:

Opened on 8 August 1910 by the London & North Western Railway, Manchester Mayfield was built alongside Manchester London Road station (later Piccadilly) to handle the increased number of trains and passengers following the opening of the Styal Line in 1909. It was connected to London Road via a high-level footbridge. It was mainly used by suburban services to the south of Manchester, but a number of main line services used it during busy periods.
Mayfield suffered the effects of bombing during World War II, when it was hit by a parachute mine. During the 1950s, the sole passenger usage consisted of the arrival of the Pines Express from Bournemouth West at about 5pm. It came into its own for a brief period during the electrification and modernisation of what was to become Piccadilly Station in the late 1950s, when many services were diverted to it after a restoration of sorts. It was closed to passengers on 28 August 1960.

Use as a goods station:

The site was converted into a parcels depot which opened on 6 July 1970. Royal Mail constructed a sorting office on the opposite side of the main line and connected it to Mayfield with an overhead conveyor bridge which crosses the throat of Piccadilly Station. The depot closed in 1986 following the decision by Parcelforce, Royal Mail's parcels division, to abandon rail transport in favour of road haulage. The building has remained disused ever since, with the tracks into Mayfield removed in 1989 as part of the remodelling of the Piccadilly Station layout. The sorting office was briefly reused as an indoor karting track, but has now been rebuilt as the Square One development, prestige offices used by Network Rail; the parcel conveyor bridge was removed in 2003.

Disuse:

The site is currently owned by BRB Residuary. The interior of the station was used in Prime Suspect as a drug dealer's haunt. It was also used as a double for Sheffield railway station in The Last Train. The roadside building was gutted by a fire in 2005.

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Looking out at piccadilly station

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I hope you liked the pics thanks for looking :thumb

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Diggertron 5000

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Awesome report man. Any idea if it still looks even remotely like this? Thinking of going sometime soon and a little google work suggests that it is still in tact.
 

Myths

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Diggertron. Ive been a couple of times this year, you cannot access the main part of the station now and entrances keep getting boarded. I suggest going early and making your own.
 

Toptrucker

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Great pictures and report.
Dose anyone know if this is still there
Thanks for any information.
 

Luke vaughan

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Think it’s a heritage site now opposite Piccadilly anyways last time I went I thought ooo abandoned so went to it but machines and work staff were on site and a big sign saying heritage site or museum or whatnot
 

Luke vaughan

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Good to see there putting it to use rather than the use prescripted rubbish of turning it into luxury apartments or housing estates
 

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