Visiting Reddish South railway station.
Last year we watched the TV programme Paul Merton's Secret Stations and were interested to hear about the once a week 'parliamentary' rail service from Reddish South railway station in Greater Manchester.
|Reddish South railway station. A very quiet spot|
When we moved to Cheadle Hulme last summer we noticed on a local map that Reddish South was one of our closest stations here in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport!
|The station's timetable makes for grim viewing|
Yesterday we went to explore the station. Unfortunately we didn't see any trains pass through Reddish South and we didn't fancy waiting for the next and only service - the 09:27 to Stalybridge. On Friday!
|Five days early, or two days late, for the next train from Reddish South|
|A view of Reddish Station from down the line|
|Ticking off another railway station visit on our travels|
|The station has a Friends group that are campaigning for a regular service from Reddish South|
|Practicing my hailing motion for when we actually catch a train from the request stop|
|An old unused tunnel to the right|
|A view of one of the old and unused platforms|
The station has no facilities for passengers at all. At least Denton, another station on the Stockport-Stalybridge Line, has a bench.
|Distinctly lacking in facilities|
You can find out more about the station and service from the Friends of Reddish South Station group.
Watch episode 3 of Paul Merton's Secret Stations to see Reddish South station.
Further information about the station can be found on the Northern Railway website.