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Ringley Road railway station

Ringley Road railway station was a railway station built on the Manchester, Bury and Rossendale Railway line, between Radcliffe and Clifton (formerly Clifton Junction), in Greater Manchester.

Ringley Road
Ringley Road Station.jpg
The remaining west platform is in relatively good condition
Location
PlaceOutwood
AreaBury
Coordinates53°32′53″N 2°20′27″W / 53.54805°N 2.34078°W / 53.54805; -2.34078Coordinates: 53°32′53″N 2°20′27″W / 53.54805°N 2.34078°W / 53.54805; -2.34078
Grid referenceSD775057
Operations
Original companyEast Lancashire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2[1]
History
31 May 1847 (1847-05-31)Station opened
5 January 1953 (1953-01-05)Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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HistoryEdit

The railway station was opened on 31 May 1847[2][3] but in a remote location, and was little used. The western platform was accessed by a pathway down from Ringley Road, the east platform was accessed by a subway at the southern end of the station.[4]

In 1879 the railway station was the location of the apparent suicide of a collier who had been in the custody of a police officer for assaulting his wife. The collier had jumped in front of an approaching train and was crushed to death, almost dragging the officer along with him. A later inquest in Salford returned an open verdict.[5]

The railway station closed on 5 January 1953.[3] The railway station now forms part of the route of the Irwell Sculpture Trail.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Suggitt 2004, p. 86.
  2. ^ Wells 1995, p. 108
  3. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 198
  4. ^ Wells 1995, p. 109
  5. ^ News, The Times, 1879-10-13

BibliographyEdit

  • 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. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Wells, Jeffrey (1995), An Illustrated Historical Survey of the Railways in and Around Bury, Challenger Publications, ISBN 978-1-899624-29-4
  • Suggitt, Gordon (2004). Lost Railways of Merseyside and Greater Manchester. Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-85306-869-0.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Molyneux Brow   L&YR   Radcliffe Bridge