Dean Lane railway station

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Dean Lane
Dean Lane railway station 1.jpg
General information
LocationNewton Heath, Manchester
Other information
Original companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
17 May 1880Opened
3 October 2009Closed for Metrolink conversion
13 June 2012Re-opened as Newton Heath and Moston Metrolink
2004/05  26,132
2005/06Increase 28,962
2006/07Decrease 26,949
2007/08Increase 29,228
2008/09Increase 46,548
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Dean Lane railway station opened on 17 May 1880[1] and served Newton Heath, Manchester, England. The station was on the Oldham Loop Line 2+12 miles (4.0 km) north east of Manchester Victoria and was operated and managed by Northern Rail. There were once three stations in Newton Heath: Newton Heath, Dean Lane and Park. The station was 200 yards (180 m) away from Newton Heath TMD.

The station closed for conversion to Metrolink on 3 October 2009 and re-opened as Newton Heath and Moston Metrolink on 13 June 2012, using only the former Manchester-bound platform. The track has been singled through the station, allowing Network Rail to use the other line to access the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal facility.[1]

Old line[edit]

The Oldham loop line, closed 3 October 2009. Stations, anticlockwise from Manchester:


  1. ^ a b "Dean Lane". Disused Stations: Closed Stations in the UK. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2012.


  • Butt, R.V.J "The Directory of Railway Stations", Patrick Stephens, Sparkford, 1995, ISBN 1-85260-508-1
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Miles Platting   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Oldham Loop Line

Coordinates: 53°30′15″N 2°11′3″W / 53.50417°N 2.18417°W / 53.50417; -2.18417