The station was opened in 1985 and is mainly a wooden structure.
As part of the failed Manchester TIF bid, the station would have been refurbished with CCTV, real-time passenger information and additional seating and shelters. However, the residents of Manchester voted against the congestion charge that would have released government money for these improvements.
There is generally a half-hourly daily service from Flowery Field to Manchester Piccadilly and to Hadfield. Trains operate hourly during evenings and Sundays.