Monton Green
General information
LocationMonton, Salford
England
Grid referenceSJ764995
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
November 1887Opened
5 May 1969Closed

Monton Green railway station is a closed station in Eccles.

A 1905 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (upper right) railways in the vicinity of Monton Green
A 1905 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (upper right) railways in the vicinity of Monton Green

Opened on 1 November 1887, Monton Green was the first station on the London and North Western Railway's Manchester and Wigan Railway, which connected Eccles with Wigan and the Tyldesley Loopline which connected Tyldesley, Leigh and Kenyon Junction. Other stations on the line were located at Worsley and Ellenbrook. The station was built on an embankment at the road junctions of Canal Bank and Parrin Lane in Monton.

The Tyldesley Loopline was earmarked for closure in the Beeching Report, and Monton Green closed on 5 May 1969, along with the rest of the line.

Since closure, the embankment spanning Monton Green has been demolished. However, the embankment running parallel to the Bridgewater Canal has been preserved as part of Salford City Council's Recreation Pathways scheme. The route is popular with walkers & cyclists, as the path gives excellent views over the local area.

Monton Green Railway Station June 2018
Monton Green Railway Station June 2018

Further reading


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Worsley   LNW   Eccles

Coordinates: 53°29′30″N 2°21′21″W / 53.49177°N 2.35597°W / 53.49177; -2.35597