Didsbury railway station

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This article is about the former Midland Railway station (1880–1967). For the present-day National Rail station, see East Didsbury railway station.
The site of Didsbury station, now a row of cafés and bars
Place Didsbury
Area City of Manchester
Coordinates 53°25′07″N 2°13′53″W / 53.4186°N 2.2313°W / 53.4186; -2.2313Coordinates: 53°25′07″N 2°13′53″W / 53.4186°N 2.2313°W / 53.4186; -2.2313
Grid reference SJ847913
Original company South District Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
1 January 1880 (1880-01-01) Station opened
2 January 1967 (1967-01-02) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Didsbury railway station is a former station in Didsbury, in the southern suburbs of Manchester, England, United Kingdom. The station was located on Wilmslow Road, just north of the junction with Barlow Moor Road and opposite Didsbury Library. Nothing now remains of the old station buildings, which have been demolished, but the surviving white Portland stone clock tower is a local landmark. Didsbury is now served by Didsbury Village tram stop which is close to the site of the former railway station.


Midland Railway lines into Manchester showing the Manchester South District Line

Didsbury Station opened in 1880 when the Midland Railway opened the new Manchester South District line which ran from Manchester Central Station.[1]

The Manchester South District line, and consequently Didsbury station, closed in 1967 under the Beeching Axe. For a number of years the station building was used as a hardware store, but after this closed the building fell derelict and was demolished in the early 1980s.[1][2] The site today is occupied by a row of pubs and cafés. All that remains of the old station is the clock tower and drinking fountain which were erected to the memory of a local doctor and campaigner for the poor, Dr. J. Milson Rhodes.

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  1. ^ a b Sussex, Gay; Helm, Peter (1988). Looking Back at Withington and Didsbury. Timperley: Willow Publishing. pp. inside front cover. ISBN 0-946361-25-8. 
  2. ^ "Didsbury". Disused Stations. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Withington and West Didsbury
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
South District Railway
  Heaton Mersey
Line and station closed