Irwell Vale railway station

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Irwell Vale
Irwell Vale Railway Station.jpg
Irwell Vale railway station
Location
Place Irwell Vale
Area Lancashire
Grid reference SD792201
Operations
Managed by East Lancashire Railway
Platforms 1
History
Key dates Opened 1991
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Irwell Vale railway station is a brand new station built as part of the East Lancashire Railway. It serves the small village of Irwell Vale in Lancashire.

History[edit]

Irwell Vale was a new station built by the East Lancashire Railway in connection with the local authority. It was a temporary replacement for the former Ewood Bridge & Edenfield station, just a little further up the line.[citation needed]

The plan was to run vintage buses in connection with the Helmshore Textile Museum which never came to fruition.[citation needed]

Railway station information[edit]

The station has its own parking facilities and next to the station is a level crossing providing access to houses on the nearby Hardsough Road. The crossing features the original warning sign, listing a telephone number with an area code prior to the Phone Day introduction of the "01" prefix.

Access on foot is effected by a small subway.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Ramsbottom   East Lancashire Railway   Rawtenstall
Railways in Rossendale
Bacup
Stacksteads
Britannia
Waterfoot
Shawforth
Clough Fold
Facit
Whitworth
To Rochdale
To Accrington
Rawtenstall
Haslingden
Ewood Bridge and Edenfield
Helmshore
Irwell Vale
East Lancashire Railway
Stubbins
To Bury

Coordinates: 53°40′37″N 2°18′58″W / 53.67689°N 2.31599°W / 53.67689; -2.31599