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Miles Platting railway station

Miles Platting railway station served the district of Miles Platting in Manchester from 1844 until closure on 27 May 1995.[1] The station was opened on 1 January 1844 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway;[2] after amalgamating with other railways, this became the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1847.[3] The station was situated at the junction of the lines to Stalybridge (opened 1846[4]) and Rochdale (opened 1839[5]), and had platforms on both routes. Little trace remains of the station today, as the platforms were removed and the buildings demolished after closure. However, a length of platform awning has been re-erected at Ramsbottom station on the preserved East Lancs Railway.

Miles Platting
Miles Platting railway station in 1989.jpg
Miles Platting railway station in 1989
Location
PlaceMiles Platting
AreaCity of Manchester
Grid referenceSD860000
Operations
Original companyManchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms4
History
1 January 1844Opened
27 May 1995Closed
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of dates from 1 January 1985 to 20 January 2006 of last passenger trains at closed BR (or Network Rail stations since privatisation)" (PDF). Department for Transport Website: Freedom of Information Act responses, February 2006. Department for Transport. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 159
  3. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 65
  4. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 63
  5. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 47
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Manchester Victoria
Line and station open
  L&YR
Caldervale Line
  Newton Heath
Line open, station closed
  L&YR
Huddersfield Line
  Park
Line open, station closed
Manchester Victoria
Line and station open
  L&YR
Oldham Loop Line
  Dean Lane
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°29′50″N 2°12′37″W / 53.4971°N 2.2103°W / 53.4971; -2.2103