Buxworth railway station

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Buxworth
Buxworth railway station 1958029 ee19efa1.jpg
Buxworth station seen from the road in 1965
Location
PlaceBuxworth
AreaHigh Peak
Coordinates53°20′17″N 1°57′53″W / 53.3380°N 1.9647°W / 53.3380; -1.9647Coordinates: 53°20′17″N 1°57′53″W / 53.3380°N 1.9647°W / 53.3380; -1.9647
Grid referenceSK024823
Operations
Original companyMidland Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1 February 1867 (1867-02-01)Opened as Bugsworth
4 June 1930Renamed Buxworth
15 September 1958 (1958-09-15)Closed
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

Buxworth railway station was an intermediate stop on the Derby–Manchester line of the Midland Railway. It was open between 1867 and 1958.

History[edit]

The Midland Railway (MR) had reached Buxton in 1863. Their next objective was Manchester and, to reach that city, they entered into cooperation with the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. The two companies would share a line between Manchester and New Mills, whilst the MR would build its own line between there and Millers Dale, on its Buxton line.[1] The line opened for passenger trains on 1 February 1867 (goods trains already having run for several months).[2] The station at Bugsworth also opened on 1 February 1867.[3]

The station was renamed Buxworth on 4 June 1930.[4]

It closed on 15 September 1958.[5] In 1969 it was bought by Burnage High School in Manchester and was converted for use as an outdoor education centre for school pupils.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellis, Cuthbert Hamilton (1961) [1953]. The Midland Railway (4th ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. pp. 36–37. 940/554/125 1059.
  2. ^ Ellis 1961, p. 38
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 47. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 47,50
  5. ^ Butt 1995, p. 50
  6. ^ "Outdoor Activities". Burnage Academy For Boys. Retrieved 11 August 2019.

External links[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Chinley
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
  Hazel Grove (Midland)
Line open, station closed
    New Mills Central
Line and station open