Newton Heath railway station

Newton Heath Railway Station served the district of Newton Heath in east Manchester. It was opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) on 1 December 1853 and was closed by British Railways on 3 January 1966.

Newton Heath
Newton Heath Station geograph-2158357.jpg
Westbound empty stock train in 1962
Location
PlaceNewton Heath
AreaCity of Manchester
Grid referenceSD877011
Operations
Original companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1 December 1853Opened
3 January 1966Closed [1]
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

The station buildings were situated on the northwest side of Dean Lane, where that road passed over the LYR line from Manchester Victoria to Rochdale, and 300 yards north of Dean Lane. It was immediately adjacent to the large LYR Newton Heath steam locomotive shed. The Railway Hotel remains in operation at the former station site.

The area is now served by Newton Heath and Moston tram stop, which opened on 28 February 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • The Oldham Loop by Jeffrey Wells (ISBN 1-870119-76-2)
  • The Manchester and Leeds Railway by Martin Bairstow
  • The Directory of Railway Stations by R.V.J. Butt, PSL, 1995 (ISBN 1-85260-508-1)


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Miles Platting   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway   Moston

Coordinates: 53°30′22″N 2°11′10″W / 53.5062°N 2.1862°W / 53.5062; -2.1862