Station usage [ORR]

<p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="color:#b22222;"><strong><span style="font-size:16px;">The Office of the Rail Regulator isues comparitive passenger footfall information every year.</span></strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="color:#b22222;"><strong><span style="font-size:16px;">In 2012-2013 Heaton Chapel Station had 654,224 fare paying passengers. This is the busiest station in the whole of Greater Manchester still without disabled access.</span></strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="color:#b22222;"><strong><span style="font-size:16px;">Strenuous efforts by the Friends to have this unaccessible station upgraded have failed, so far, and this station will not be considered for an upgrade until 2019 at the earliest.</span></strong></span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:479px;" width="479"><colgroup><col><col><col><col><col><col span="2"></colgroup><tbody><tr height="28"><td colspan="7" height="28" style="height:28px;width:479px;"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Office of the Rail Regulator Station usage 2012/3 data</span></strong></td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">paying</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">passengers</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">% of HTC</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="25"><td height="25" style="height:25px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Heaton Chapel&nbsp;</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">654,224</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">100.00%</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Blackrod</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">573,982</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">87.7</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Hindley</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">365,912</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">55.9</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Mills Hill</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">326,962</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">49.9</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Walkden</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">322,590</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">49.3</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Daisy Hill</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">279,782</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">42.8</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Appley Bridge</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">241,314</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">36.9</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Irlam</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">240,440</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">36.8</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Newton for Hyde</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">186,504</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">26.5</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Broadbottom</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">149,250</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">22.8</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Swinton</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">138,058</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">21.1</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Hyde</span></strong></td><td align="right"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">69,502</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">10.6</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td colspan="4"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">All 11 of these stations are either being&nbsp;</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td colspan="4"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">upgraded for disabled people&nbsp; or will be&nbsp;</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td colspan="4"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">considered for upgrading before 2019.</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td colspan="4"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Heaton Chape station is still not even being&nbsp;</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr height="20"><td height="20" style="height:20px;">&nbsp;</td><td><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">considered.</span></strong></td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>