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Ainsworth Road Halt railway station

Ainsworth Road Halt railway station was a railway station serving the northern part of Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, England.

Ainsworth Road Halt
Grid referenceSD777084
Original companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
1 January 1918Station opens
21 September 1953Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal


Opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Transport Commission.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Bradley Fold   London Midland and Scottish Railway
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
  Withins Lane
    Radcliffe Central

The site todayEdit

Ainsworth Road crosses the site as it did when the station operated. The west side of the road is open space and the east side the course of a new road.

The site of the railway station is shown on the map and marked Halt. A few hundred yards to the north on Ainsworth Road (B6292) is the site of the station known as Radcliffe Black Lane which had a much more extensive service. A visitor to the site of Ainsworth Road Halt today will be able to note the remains of the bridge that carried the road over the railway. On the west side of the road sections of bridge masonry are visible as is the parapet beam. At the end of the stone abutment on the northern part of the bridge, a brick infill marks the entrance to one of the platforms, which was accessed by a narrow path leading down into the cutting. On the east side of the road all of the bridge construction above road level has been removed.


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  • Station on navigable O.S. map Ainsworth Road is the lower of the two stations in the centre of the map.

Coordinates: 53°34′20″N 2°20′20″W / 53.572311°N 2.338795°W / 53.572311; -2.338795