Atherleigh railway station

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Atherleigh
Location
Place Leigh
Area Wigan
Coordinates 53°30′28″N 2°31′15″W / 53.5077°N 2.5208°W / 53.5077; -2.5208Coordinates: 53°30′28″N 2°31′15″W / 53.5077°N 2.5208°W / 53.5077; -2.5208
Grid reference SD656013
Operations
Original company London Midland and Scottish Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2[1]
History
14 October 1935 Station opened
29 March 1954 Station closed completely[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z


Atherleigh railway station served an area of Leigh in what was then Lancashire, England. It was located on the Bolton and Leigh Railway line which ran from Kenyon Junction to Bolton Great Moor Street.

History[edit]

Opened by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, the station passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, only to be closed by the British Transport Commission six years later.

After closure[edit]

The station is believed to have been used for Rugby League specials[3] and holiday traffic[4] after closure.

By 2015 the station site was buried under the A579 road.[5]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Westleigh
Line and station closed
  London Midland and Scottish Railway   Atherton Bag Lane
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Holland, Bert (2001), Plodder Lane for Farnworth, Leigh: Triangle Publishing, ISBN 0-9529333-6-5 
  • Smith, Paul; Turner, Keith (2012), Railway Atlas Then and Now, Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7110-3695-6 

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