Towneley railway station

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Towneley
Location
Place Burnley
Area Burnley
Grid reference SD845314
Operations
Original company Manchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
12 November 1849 (1849-11-12) Station opened
4 August 1952 (1952-08-04) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Towneley railway station was a station in Lancashire which served the village of Towneley and the nearby Towneley Hall on the eastern edge of Burnley. Opened on 12 November 1849 by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, it was served by local trains on the Todmorden to Burnley line until closure by British Railways London Midland Region on 4 August 1952. The station house survives as a private residence, whilst the signal box remains in use to supervise a busy level crossing next to the former station site.

References[edit]

  • Bairstow, Martin (1987). The Manchester and Leeds Railway: The Calder Valley Line. Halifax: Martin Bairstow. p. 28. ISBN 1-871944-22-8. 
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Holme
Line open, station closed
  L&YR
Copy Pit Line
  Burnley Manchester Road
Line and station open

Coordinates: 53°46′45″N 2°14′11″W / 53.7791°N 2.2365°W / 53.7791; -2.2365