Royton Junction
Royton Junction station (2322600408).jpg
General information
LocationHigginshaw, Oldham
Coordinates53°33′15″N 2°06′06″W / 53.55426°N 2.10170°W / 53.55426; -2.10170Coordinates: 53°33′15″N 2°06′06″W / 53.55426°N 2.10170°W / 53.55426; -2.10170
Grid referenceSD934064
Other information
Original companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 July 1864 (1864-07-01)Opened as Royton Junction
8 May 1978Renamed Royton
11 May 1987Closed

Royton Junction railway station was a station on the Oldham Loop Line in Greater Manchester, England. It opened on 1 July 1864, and was the junction for the short branch line to Royton railway station. The line to Royton was closed to goods on 2 November 1964, and to passengers on 16 April 1966.[1] A 450-yard section of the line remained in use for freight traffic from Royton Junction to Higginshaw Gas Sidings. This final part of the Royton Junction to Royton line closed on 6 April 1970.[2]

The station was renamed Royton on 8 May 1978, and was closed from 11 May 1987.[3] Approval for closure had been given on 8 May 1987,[4] for the station had been replaced by Derker station which opened 12 mile (0.8 km) away on 30 August 1985.[5]


  1. ^ "Disused Stations: Royton Station".
  2. ^ "Central Lines". Archived from the original on 9 February 2011.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 201. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Alan Bevan, ed. (1998). A—Z of Rail Reopenings. Railway Development Society. Warwick: Warwick Printing Company. ISBN 0-901283-13-4.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Oldham Mumps   L&YR
Royton branch
Derker   London Midland Region of British Railways
Oldham Loop Line
  Shaw and Crompton