Ringley Road
Ringley Road Station.jpg
The remaining west platform is in relatively good condition
General information
LocationOutwood, Bury
Coordinates53°32′53″N 2°20′27″W / 53.54805°N 2.34078°W / 53.54805; -2.34078Coordinates: 53°32′53″N 2°20′27″W / 53.54805°N 2.34078°W / 53.54805; -2.34078
Grid referenceSD775057
Other information
Original companyEast Lancashire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
31 May 1847 (1847-05-31)Station opened
5 January 1953 (1953-01-05)Station closed

Ringley Road railway station was a railway station built on the Manchester, Bury and Rossendale Railway line, between Radcliffe and Clifton (formerly Clifton Junction), in Greater Manchester.


The railway station was opened on 31 May 1847[2][3] but in a remote location, and was little used. The western platform was accessed by a pathway down from Ringley Road, the east platform was accessed by a subway at the southern end of the station.[4]

In 1879 the railway station was the location of the apparent suicide of a collier who had been in the custody of a police officer for assaulting his wife. The collier had jumped in front of an approaching train and was crushed to death, almost dragging the officer along with him. A later inquest in Salford returned an open verdict.[5]

The railway station closed on 5 January 1953.[3] The railway station now forms part of the route of the Irwell Sculpture Trail.


  1. ^ Suggitt 2004, p. 86.
  2. ^ Wells 1995, p. 108
  3. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 198
  4. ^ Wells 1995, p. 109
  5. ^ "News", The Times, 13 October 1879


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Molyneux Brow   L&YR   Radcliffe Bridge