Cross Lane
LocationSalford, Salford
Grid referenceSJ813981
Other information
Original companyLiverpool and Manchester Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
15 September 1830Opened as Cross Lane Bridge
c. 1831Renamed Cross Lane
20 July 1959Station closes

Cross Lane railway station is a closed station on the Liverpool to Manchester line which was located on Cross Lane, Salford. It was one of the original stations on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway when it opened to traffic in September 1830, though initial facilities were very basic.[1] It was later rebuilt by the L&MR's successor, the London and North Western Railway in more substantial fashion and by the end of the 19th century had platform faces on all four lines that passed through.

British Railways closed the station to passenger traffic in July 1959 and to goods in January 1963.[1] It was subsequently demolished and no trace now remains - much of the former site is now occupied by the M602 motorway, though the original L&M line (now double track once more and electrified since 2013) still passes through on its way west towards Eccles and Liverpool Lime Street.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Disused Stations - Cross Lane"Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 30 September 2016
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Seedley   LNW   Ordsall Lane

Coordinates: 53°28′48″N 2°16′56″W / 53.4800°N 2.2823°W / 53.4800; -2.2823