Hazel Grove railway station (Midland Railway)

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Hazel Grove (Midland) railway station was a railway station in Hazel Grove, Cheshire, England, which was in use between 1 July 1902 and 1 January 1917.[1]

Hazel Grove
Hazel Grove (Midland).jpg
Hazel Grove (Midland) station in 1907 looking south
LocationHazel Grove, Stockport
England
Coordinates53°22′30″N 2°06′27″W / 53.3749°N 2.1074°W / 53.3749; -2.1074Coordinates: 53°22′30″N 2°06′27″W / 53.3749°N 2.1074°W / 53.3749; -2.1074
Grid referenceSJ929864
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyMidland Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Key dates
1 July 1902 (1902-07-01)Station opened
1 January 1917 (1917-01-01)Station closed
Hazel Grove railway station (Midland Railway) is located in Stockport railways
Hazel Grove railway station (Midland Railway)
Location (red dot) within Stockport's historical rail network

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.[2] 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.

Train serviceEdit

The station was underused. Very few trains stopped there as it was inconveniently located, so it was closed after only 15 years of use.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 116
  2. ^ Johnson 1992, p. 24
Bibliography
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995), The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • Johnson, E.M. (1992), The Midland route from Manchester - Part Two - Cheadle Heath to Chinley, Foxline Publishing, ISBN 1-870119-21-5

External linksEdit


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Cheadle Heath
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway   Buxworth
Line open, station closed