Hazel Grove railway station (Midland Railway)
|Location||Hazel Grove, Stockport|
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|1 July 1902||Station opened|
|1 January 1917||Station closed|
Construction and locationEdit
The Midland Railway (MR) opened the station on its 'Disley cut off' line (correct name: the New Mills and Heaton Mersey Line). This line was completed in 1902, to improve access of the MRs fast trains from London St Pancras via Derby to Manchester Central. The station was located 800 yards (730 m) south of Hazel Grove's centre, at the point where the line crossed over the Macclesfield and Buxton roads by means of two over-bridges, that are still in use. There was a siding on the Up line towards New Mills for goods trains to recess into by reversing in off the main line. There was also a pair of sidings adjacent to the Down line and the station. These two sidings were also accessed by reversing back into them at the Cheadle Heath end. Nothing remains of the station platform or subway and only the footpath leading up from Buxton Road remains with original slatted wooden Midland Railway style fencing and gates, however some of this has now been lost due to a nearby car wash development. Hazel Grove (Midland) signalbox was located at the New Mills end of the station and lasted until closure in March 1977 when removed thereafter.
The station was underused. Very few trains stopped there as it was inconveniently located, so it was closed after only 15 years of use.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
Line open, station closed