Grasscroft
General information
LocationGrasscroft, Oldham
England
Coordinates53°32′10″N 2°01′34″W / 53.5360°N 2.0260°W / 53.5360; -2.0260Coordinates: 53°32′10″N 2°01′34″W / 53.5360°N 2.0260°W / 53.5360; -2.0260
Grid referenceSD983044
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 January 1912 (1912-01-01)Station opened
16 July 1917Station closed
1 January 1919Station reopened
2 May 1955 (1955-05-02)Station closed

Grasscroft railway station served the village of Grasscroft between 1912 and 1955.

History

The station opened on 1 January 1912,[1] on the London and North Western Railway route from Oldham to Greenfield. It was located not far from the portal of Lydgate Tunnel. It closed temporarily on 16 July 1917, reopening on 1 January 1919.[1]

The station closed permanently on 2 May 1955,[1] when the Delph Donkey passenger train service to Delph via Greenfield was withdrawn.

References

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 108. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
Delph Donkey
Delph
Measurements Halt
Dobcross
Moorgate Halt
Greenfield
Grasscroft
Lydgate tunnel
Grotton and Springhead
Lees
Oldham Glodwick Road
Oldham Mumps L&YR
Oldham Mumps LNWR
Oldham Central
Oldham Clegg Street
LNWR Goods Depot
GC Goods Depot
Oldham Werneth
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Grotton and Springhead
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Delph Donkey
  Greenfield
Line closed, station open