Guide Bridge Railway Station

Guide Bridge Station is located by the Ashton Canal,  providing 7 miles of waterway which connects the centre of Manchester with Ashton under Lyne.

The Canal and River Trust have produced a guide to the Portland Basin, home to the fascinating Portland Basin Museum which is just a 1 mile away from Guide Bridge station.

The canal path has an access ramp from Guide Lane, to the north of the station entrance.

Guide Bridge Station is accessible to wheelchair users and has a changing places toilet pod for customers which was installed in 2022.

Guide Bridge also has an active Station Adoption group which has a website to promote their activities as well as a Facebook group

The Friends of Guide Bridge Station was formed in 2015 and the group has five projects to make some welcome and pleasant changes to the station for the Commuters and local Community who use the station. The five projects that have been chosen are:

  • Project.1 – Platform Foliage & Picture Boards
  • Project 2 – Schools Allotment Garden
  • Project 3 – The Memorial garden
  • Project 4 –  Platform 2 Building
  • Project 5 – Platform 2 Wildlife Garden

In addition to the station projects, the group has also formed the Woodhead Railway Heritage Group which oversees the station activities and will be opening the Woodhead Railway Museum in 2022.

The station also features one of the fascinating Glossop Line history boards that was created by Neil Williams from the Friends of Glossop Station.