Bacup railway station

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Bacup
Bacup railway station 1739842 0e930fa0.jpg
The station in 1962
Location
Place Rossendale
Area Lancashire
Coordinates 53°41′52″N 2°12′04″W / 53.69780°N 2.20104°W / 53.69780; -2.20104Coordinates: 53°41′52″N 2°12′04″W / 53.69780°N 2.20104°W / 53.69780; -2.20104
Operations
Original company East Lancashire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 October 1852 Station opens
5 December 1966 Station closes
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Railways in Rossendale
Bacup
Stacksteads
Britannia
Waterfoot
Shawforth
Clough Fold
Facit
Whitworth
enlarge… to Rochdale
to Accrington
Rawtenstall
Haslingden
Ewood Bridge & Edenfield
Helmshore
Irwell Vale
East Lancashire Railway
Stubbins
enlarge… to Bury

Bacup railway station served the town of Bacup in Rossendale, Lancashire, England, from 1852 until closure in 1966 and was the terminus of two lines one from Rawtenstall and the other from Rochdale.

History[edit]

Opened by the East Lancashire Railway, then run by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The LMS closed the line from Rochdale in June 1947, shortly before the station passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board as a result of the Beeching cuts of the mid-1960s. The line was cut back to Rawtenstall in 1966. Until the very day of closure in 1966 trains ran every half an hour (every fifteen minutes on Saturdays) and was a well used line until the end.

Few traces of the station remain today, as the site has now been redeveloped and built over.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stacksteads   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Rawtenstall to Bacup Line
  Terminus
Britannia   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Rochdale to Bacup Line
  Terminus

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