White Bear railway station
|Original company||Joint Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway/Lancashire Union Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 December 1869||Opened|
|4 January 1960||Closed to passengers|
|October 1971||Closed to all traffic|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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White Bear railway station, on Station Road, Adlington, Lancashire, England, was on the Lancashire Union Railway line between St Helens and Blackburn. The station was named in some timetables as White Bear (Adlington) or White Bear for Adlington.
The station opened on 1 December 1869 one month after the line that it was situated on, the Lancashire Union Railway from Boars Head Junction in Standish to Rawlinson Bridge, opened for goods traffic. Passenger services also opened on the same date at Boars Head Junction and at Red Rock.
The joint line was constructed because the Wigan coal owners wanted better transportation links to the mills and factories of East Lancashire. The coal owners also wanted a line that would allow trains to go south and gain direct access to Garston Dock where shipping charges were far less than Liverpool dock.
The station was closed to passengers on 4 January 1960 and to freight and diversions in 1971. All that remains today is the ticket office which is now the White Bear Marina cafe.
- http://www.adlington.info/pages/railway.htm - Adlington town website information on the White Bear Station
- http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/w/white_bear/index.shtml - Subterranea Britannica report on the station
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Chorley||London and North Western Railway
Lancashire Union Railway