- Milnrow railway station
Milnrow Manchester Metrolink Location Place Milnrow Local authority Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale Platforms 2 Fare zone information Metrolink Zone Present status Under construction History Opening c. 1863 Closed 2009 Conversion to Metrolink operation Summer 2012 Rochdale Town Centre Rochdale Railway Station Newbold Kingsway Business Park Milnrow Newhey Shaw and Crompton Derker Oldham Mumps Oldham Central Oldham King Street Westwood Freehold South Chadderton Hollinwood Failsworth Newton Heath and Moston Central Park Monsall Manchester Victoria to Piccadilly UK Trams portal
Milnrow railway station which opened on 2 November 1863 served the town of Milnrow, in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. The station formed part of the Manchester to Rochdale via Oldham route, which connected the city of Manchester to the town of Rochdale via Oldham and a number of smaller districts and suburbs inclusive of Milnrow.
At the time the station opened it was as part of a new line from Oldham Mumps to Rochdale East Junction, and created a Middleton Junction to Rochdale route. In 1880 a line was built from Oldham Werneth to Thorpes Bridge Junction near Newton Heath. Subsequently the whole Thorpes Bridge Junction to Rochdale East Junction route became known as the Oldham Loop Line. The pattern of train services on the Oldham Loop Line involved a greater number of trains serving the Oldham stations, and less services continuing on to Milnrow and Rochdale. In the 1960s and 1970s fewer and fewer trains ran from Oldham Mumps to Rochdale, and in May 1972 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that this part of the Oldham Loop including Milnrow Station would be closed. The closure did not go ahead because what later became the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) agreed to fund the continuation of services. The involvement of the GMPTE also lead to a more frequent pattern of trains serving the Oldham Mumps to Rochdale section including Milnrow.
The station closed on 3 October 2009 for the conversion of the line to Metrolink and will re-open as Milnrow Metrolink station in the summer of 2012.
Preceding station Manchester Metrolink Following station Under ConstructionNewheytowards Victoria Oldham and Rochdale LineKingsway Business Parktowards Rochdale Town Centre Historical railways Rochdale L&YR
Oldham Loop Line
New Hey The Oldham Loop Line Stations (anticlockwise from Manchester)
(*) Closed 3 October 2009
Railways in Rochdale (Past, Present and Future)Legend To Bacup To Calderdale Broadley Littleborough Shawclough and Healey Wardleworth Smithy Bridge Rochdale Town Centre Drake Street Rochdale Newbold Kingsway To Bury Milnrow Broadfield New Hey To Oldham Heywood Castleton Middleton Mills Hill To Manchester Closed railway stations in Greater Manchester Bolton Bury Manchester
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