Baguley railway station

Baguley railway station was a station in the south of Manchester, England, at the extreme western edge of Baguley near the southern end of Brooklands Road where Shady Lane crossed the railway line.

Baguley
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Baguley railway station in April 1962 with an ICI limestone train heading for Northwich
Location
PlaceBaguley
AreaManchester
Coordinates53°23′54″N 2°18′35″W / 53.39843°N 2.30959°W / 53.39843; -2.30959Coordinates: 53°23′54″N 2°18′35″W / 53.39843°N 2.30959°W / 53.39843; -2.30959
Grid referenceSJ796891
Operations
Original companyStockport, Timperley and Altrincham Junction Railway
Pre-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Post-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Platforms3
History
1 February 1866Station opens
30 November 1964Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

HistoryEdit

 
A 1909 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (left) railways in the vicinity of Baguley
 
Westbound freight train approaching Baguley Station in 1965

Served by the Stockport, Timperley and Altrincham Junction Railway (ST&AJ), Baguley station was opened on 1 February 1866.[1] From 15 August 1867 the ST&AJ became part of the Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC) and from the Grouping of 1923, the CLC was jointly owned by the London and North Eastern Railway and London, Midland and Scottish Railway companies.[2] The station then passed under the control of the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

Train servicesEdit

Baguley station was served by local passenger trains from Stockport Tiviot Dale to Warrington Central and continuing on to Liverpool Central station. A separate service operated from Stockport via Baguley to Altrincham.

For most of the station's existence, the passenger trains were hauled by steam locomotives, but for a period up to the beginning of the Second World War, the services from Stockport and Baguley to Altrincham were performed by the CLC's Sentinel steam railcars. The station closed on 30 November 1964 [1] when passenger trains were withdrawn by British Railways.

The site todayEdit

Passenger trains still pass through the site, but these are now from Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport and Altrincham, thence via Northwich to Chester. Freight trains also operate through Baguley, including heavy block trains carrying limestone from quarries at Tunstead (near Buxton) to alkali works at Northwich.

FutureEdit

Proposals were made in the early 2000s to reopen a station in the Baguley area when the extension of the Metrolink out to Wythenshawe and Manchester Airport is actioned.[3] In May 2011 re-opening of the station on the Stockport-Altrincham line was included in Transport for Greater Manchester's Passenger Plan. The station would be on Southmoor Road and would be a tram/train interchange with the Baguley tram stop, which opened in 2014.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Northenden
Line open, station closed
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Stockport, Timperley and
Altrincham Junction Railway
  West Timperley
Line and station closed
    Altrincham
Line and station open
Disused railways
Northenden
Line open, station closed
  LNWR
Warrington & Stockport Railway
  Broadheath
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

Notes
Bibliography
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995), The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • Awdry, Christopher (1990), Encyclopedia of Railway Companies, London: Guild Publishing, ASIN B000Z5WUQM, CN 8983
  • Jowett, A. (2000), Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas, Atlantic Publishing, ISBN 0-906899-99-0

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