Milnrow railway station


Milnrow railway station
Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Milnrow
Manchester Metrolink
Milnrow railway station.jpg
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

Transit map symbol.png Oldham and Rochdale Line

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Rochdale Town Centre
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Rochdale Railway Station National Rail
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Newbold
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Kingsway Business Park
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Milnrow
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Newhey
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Shaw and Crompton
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Derker
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Oldham Mumps
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Oldham Central
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Oldham King Street
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Westwood
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Freehold
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South Chadderton
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Hollinwood
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Failsworth
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Newton Heath and Moston
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Central Park
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Monsall
Unused straight waterway + Urban head station
Manchester Victoria National Rail
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to Piccadilly
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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.

Contents

History

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.[1]

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.

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References

External links

Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink Manchester Metrolink   Following station
    Under Construction    
Newhey
towards Victoria
Oldham and Rochdale Line
Kingsway Business Park
towards 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

Dean Lane (*)
Failsworth (*)
Hollinwood (*)
Oldham Werneth (*)
Oldham Mumps (*)
Derker (*)
Shaw and Crompton (*)
New Hey (*)
Milnrow (*)

[v · d · e]Railways in Rochdale (Past, Present and Future)
Legend
To Bacup
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To Calderdale
Broadley
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Littleborough
Shawclough and Healey
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Wardleworth
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Smithy Bridge
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Rochdale Town Centre
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Drake Street
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Rochdale
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Newbold
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Kingsway
To Bury
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Milnrow
Broadfield
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New Hey
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To Oldham
Heywood
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Castleton
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Middleton
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Mills Hill
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Continuation forward
To Manchester

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