Bolton Great Moor Street railway station

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Bolton, Great Moor Street
Bolton (Great Moor St.) Station, entrance remains - geograph.org.uk - 1845122.jpg
Great Moor Street Station
Location
Place Bolton, Greater Manchester
Area Bolton
Grid reference SD716088
Operations
Original company Bolton and Leigh Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 4
History
11 June 1831 Opened as Bolton
October 1849 Renamed Bolton Great Moor Street
1 April 1875 Rebuilt
29 March 1954 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Bolton Great Moor Street railway station was the first railway station in Bolton, opened on 11 June 1831 by the Bolton and Leigh Railway. Originally named simply Bolton, it was renamed Bolton Great Moor Street in October 1849.[1][2] The original street level station was replaced by a temporary station at Crook Street Goods Yard on 1 August 1871 while the new Bolton Great Moor Street station was built in a classic 'Italian' style. The new station opened either on 1 April 1875[1] or on 28 September 1874 on the same site as the original station but ten feet higher. The rebuilt station had four platforms covered over by a roof.[3] The rebuild coincided with the building of a new direct line to Manchester Exchange via Walkden and Roe Green by the London and North Western Railway which opened on 1 April 1875. It was closed to passenger use by British Railways on 29 March 1954.[1] The station was demolished in 1966 and the area redeveloped.[2]

Great Moor Street station was served by local trains from Kenyon Junction via Leigh and from Manchester Exchange via Walkden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 38
  2. ^ a b Bolton Great Moor Street, subbrit.org.uk, retrieved 2010-05-17 
  3. ^ Sweeney 1996, p. 8

Bibliography[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995), The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens, ISBN 1-85260-508-1 
  • Sweeney, D.J. (1996), A Lancashire Triangle Part One, Triangle Publishing, ISBN 0-9529333-0-6 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   London and North Western Railway   Plodder Lane
Line and station closed
Rumworth and Daubhill
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Bolton and Leigh line
  Terminus

Coordinates: 53°34′31″N 2°25′51″W / 53.575356°N 2.43095°W / 53.575356; -2.43095