Friezland
LocationFriezland, Oldham
England
Grid referenceSD993041
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Key dates
3 May 1886Station opens
1 January 1917Station closes to passengers
22 February 1965closed to freight
Micklehurst Loop
Diggle
Butterhouse tunnel
Uppermill
Friezland
Royal George tunnel
Micklehurst
Staley and Millbrook
Stalybridge

Friezland Railway Station served the Hamlet of Friezland in Saddleworth until closure on 1 January 1917. It was built by the London and North Western Railway on its Micklehurst Line.

On 19 August 1909 a passenger train was derailed at Friezland. Both train crew were killed.[1]

The station closed for passenger traffic on 1 January 1917 but regular passenger traffic continued to pass through until 1964. Freight services to the station were withdrawn in 1965 and the line through the station was closed in 1966.[2] The village is now served by Greenfield railway station.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Micklehurst   L&NW
Micklehurst Line
  Uppermill

References

  1. ^ "Accident at Friezland on 10th August 1909 :: The Railways Archive".
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Friezlandl Station".

Coordinates: 53°32′02″N 2°00′41″W / 53.5338°N 2.0115°W / 53.5338; -2.0115