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Question about Bromley Cross station Bolton

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Dreamweaver

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Good evening folks,

Just after some honest advise, strange question to ask but been trying to get some info re Bromley Cross station in Bolton.

To cut to the chase we are looking to move house soon one house has caught our eye, but the garden literally backs on the station platform, to me no great issue, the other half has her doubts.

Apart from the what looks like half hour commuter type services does this line get used for anything else, like heavy goods in the wee hours, diversions from other lines.

Any info would be appreciated, again thanks for any help.

Kind regards

Dreamweaver
 
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Occasional steam specials apart, there's nothing regular. The line is steeply graded so it's not a preferred freight route ( not that there's much round Blackburn anyway).

It's on someone's wish-list for electrification, which might give you a couple of weeks' disturbed nights if and when it happens, but that's all.
 

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Occasional steam specials apart, there's nothing regular. The line is steeply graded so it's not a preferred freight route ( not that there's much round Blackburn anyway).

It's on someone's wish-list for electrification, which might give you a couple of weeks' disturbed nights if and when it happens, but that's all.

And then after electrification you'll have quiet engineless EMUs rather than noisier DMUs.
 

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Thanks for the info chaps, are viewing the said property today so will report back, hope they don't use those pesky pacer units on this line, mind you could use this as a bargaining tool.:D
 

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Thanks for the info chaps, are viewing the said property today so will report back, hope they don't use those pesky pacer units on this line, mind you could use this as a bargaining tool.:D

Pacers are relatively uncommon, mostly 15x. And they won't be there for ever (he says...)
 

Howardh

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The pub opposite is changing from a music venue to something more "up market" like a restaurant/bistro.

Is that good or bad news?
 

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Well I was shocked, the rear garden is behind the platform 2x 156 units come together from both directions, touch of break squeal then off they went, was all very sedate,

Even the significant other said she could hardly hear them, re the pub across the road yeah they did mention that it was changing to a gastro type place. Don't think it will be a bad thing.
 

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Pacers on that line as someone has already said are uncommon, the trains that you will find will be sprinters, along the lines of 150,156 and a 153 pops along a couple of times a day coupled up with anything already mentioned.
Sam
 

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Until recently I lived alongside the same route just a few miles further north in Darwen. The line carries no freight at all apart from the odd engineering train. The possibility of steam-hauled charter trains has been mentioned, but there have been none at all for over two years and only one diesel-hauled charter train in the same period.

It should be noted that the line is open 24 hours a day all year round, but unadvertised trains overnight are few and far between (a couple have run in the last six months or so), and these are almost always Network Rail test trains. These are the noisiest services you are likely to encounter at Bromley Cross, and they've soon gone past.

It should also be noted that the passenger service is due to go to a half-hourly frequency in both directions all day (Sundays excepted) from December 2017, which will double the number of trains off-peak.

You very quickly get used to the trains going past though - in fact you notice when they're not running!
 

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I thought that was adjacent to Entwistle station, not Bromley Cross station, but I remain ready be ready to be corrected.

Quite; so after a night out at said (very pleasant) pub, they can very conveniently get home to their new home on the train, and if necessary stumble/crawl from the platform to their door.
 
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