Atherton Bag Lane railway station

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Atherton Bag Lane
Location
Place Atherton, Greater Manchester
Area Wigan
Coordinates 53°31′46″N 2°30′19″W / 53.5294°N 2.5053°W / 53.5294; -2.5053Coordinates: 53°31′46″N 2°30′19″W / 53.5294°N 2.5053°W / 53.5294; -2.5053
Grid reference SD667038
Operations
Original company Bolton and Leigh Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2[1]
History
11 June 1831 Opened as Bag Lane
1847 Renamed Atherton
2 June 1924 Renamed Atherton Bag Lane
29 March 1954 Closed to passengers[2]
7 October 1963 Station closed
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Atherton Bag Lane railway station served an area of Atherton, Greater Manchester in what was then Lancashire, England. It was located on the Bolton and Leigh Railway line which ran from Bolton Great Moor Street to Leigh Station and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and later to Kenyon Junction.

History[edit]

Opened by the Bolton and Leigh Railway it became part of the London and North Western Railway, the station joined the London Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping in 1923. It 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.

The site is a wooded area at the corner of two roads.

Service[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Atherleigh
Line and station closed
  Bolton and Leigh Railway
London and North Western Railway
  Chequerbent
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holland 2001, pp. 44 & 108
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 21

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