Agecroft Bridge railway station

Agecroft Bridge railway station was on the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Railway. It served the Agecroft estates and the Manchester Racecourse, which was reached via Langley Road.

Agecroft Bridge
LocationPendlebury, Salford
Coordinates53°30′40″N 2°18′00″W / 53.511°N 2.300°W / 53.511; -2.300Coordinates: 53°30′40″N 2°18′00″W / 53.511°N 2.300°W / 53.511; -2.300
Grid referenceSD802016
Other information
Original companyManchester, Bolton and Bury Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Key dates
29 May 1838 (1838-05-29)Opened as Agecroft Bridge
1838Renamed Agecroft; regular services ceased
October 1857Renamed Agecroft Bridge; regular services resumed
January 1861 (1861-01)Station closed


A 1905 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (upper right) railways in the vicinity of Agecroft Bridge (shown here as Agecroft)

The Manchester, Bolton and Bury Railway opened to the public on 29 May 1838, and Agecroft Bridge was one of two intermediate stations between Salford and Bolton, the other being Ringley. Later that year, regular passenger services ceased, but the station remained open for meetings at Manchester Racecourse; it was renamed Agecroft at this time. Regular services resumed in October 1857, as did the original name. The station closed permanently in January 1861.[1][2]


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 13. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 31. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1.

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Clifton Junction
Line and station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Bolton Railway
Line and station closed
    Pendleton Bridge
Line open, station closed