Woodhill Road Halt
General information
LocationWoodhill, Bury
England
Coordinates53°36′05″N 2°18′22″W / 53.60137°N 2.30612°W / 53.60137; -2.30612Coordinates: 53°36′05″N 2°18′22″W / 53.60137°N 2.30612°W / 53.60137; -2.30612
Grid referenceSD798117
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
3 July 1905 (1905-07-03)Station opened
1 April 1918Station closed
2 April 1934Station reopened
5 May 1952 (1952-05-05)Station closed

Woodhill Road Halt was a stopping point on the Bury to Holcombe Brook Line from 1905 until 1918 and from 1934 until the line closed in 1952.

History

The line from Bury to Holcombe Brook had opened on 6 November 1882, and originally there were three intermediate stations. A service of steam railmotors was introduced on the line in July 1905, and four more intermediate stations were opened at the same time; these small stations, or halts, included one at Woodhill Road, 34 mile (1.2 km) from Bury, which opened on 3 July 1905, but closed on 1 April 1918. It was reopened on 2 April 1934, and closed permanently with the end of passenger services on the line on 5 May 1952.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Marshall, John (1970). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 2. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 67–68. ISBN 0-7153-4906-6.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 254. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Brandlesholme Road Halt   L&YR
Bury to Holcombe Brook Line
  Bury Bolton Street