Miles Platting
Miles Platting railway station in 1989
LocationMiles Platting, City of Manchester
England
Grid referenceSD860000
Platforms4
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyManchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 January 1844Opened
27 May 1995Closed

Miles Platting railway station served the district of Miles Platting in Manchester from 1844 until closure on 27 May 1995.[1] The station was opened on 1 January 1844 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway;[2] after amalgamating with other railways, this became the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1847.[3] The station was situated at the junction of the lines to Stalybridge (opened 1846[4]) and Rochdale (opened 1839[5]), and had platforms on both routes. Little trace remains of the station today, as the platforms were removed and the buildings demolished after closure. However, a length of platform awning has been re-erected at Ramsbottom station on the preserved East Lancs Railway.

References

  1. ^ "List of dates from 1 January 1985 to 20 January 2006 of last passenger trains at closed BR (or Network Rail stations since privatisation)" (PDF). Department for Transport Website: Freedom of Information Act responses, February 2006. Department for Transport. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 159
  3. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 65
  4. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 63
  5. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 47
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Manchester Victoria
Line and station open
  L&YR
Caldervale Line
  Newton Heath
Line open, station closed
  L&YR
Huddersfield Line
  Park
Line open, station closed
Manchester Victoria
Line and station open
  L&YR
Oldham Loop Line
  Dean Lane
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°29′50″N 2°12′37″W / 53.4971°N 2.2103°W / 53.4971; -2.2103