Radcliffe Bridge
LocationRadcliffe, Bury
Coordinates53°33′33″N 2°19′44″W / 53.55907°N 2.32885°W / 53.55907; -2.32885Coordinates: 53°33′33″N 2°19′44″W / 53.55907°N 2.32885°W / 53.55907; -2.32885
Grid referenceSD782069
Other information
Original companyEast Lancashire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
28 September 1846 (1846-09-28)Opened
7 July 1958[1]station closed

Radcliffe Bridge railway station was a Railway Station in Radcliffe built on the Manchester, Bury and Rossendale Railway line, between Bury and Clifton, both in Greater Manchester. It was opened on 25 September 1846, and was closed 7 July 1958.


The station occupied the general area viewed here. Pilkington Way (the road below) has obliterated any remaining trace.
The station occupied the general area viewed here. Pilkington Way (the road below) has obliterated any remaining trace.

The Manchester, Bury and Rossendale Railway was formally opened from Clifton Junction to Rawtenstall on 25 September 1846, by which time it had amalgamated with other railways (also under construction) to form the East Lancashire Railway. Among the original stations was that at Radcliffe Bridge, 3+12 miles (5.6 km) from Clifton Junction; it opened on 28 September, when public train services began.[2][3] The station was located between the Sion Street bridge and Green Street bridge, immediately southeast of Grundy Street. There were two platforms and a siding on the west side of the tracks. The station building was on the east platform.

The station officially closed in 1959, although there had been no regular passenger service since 7 July 1958.[2] Trains continued to pass through the station until 3 December 1966 when the railway was closed.[1] No trace of the station now remains due to the construction of the A665 Pilkington Way, which cuts through the line of the railway.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Disused Stations: Radcliffe Bridge Station". www.disused-stations.org.uk.
  2. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 193. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 106, 109, 110. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1.

Further reading

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