Friezland railway station

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Friezland
Location
Place Friezland
Area Oldham
Grid reference SD993041
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
3 May 1886 Station opens
1 January 1917 Station closes to passengers
22 February 1965 closed to freight
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
Micklehurst Loop
to Huddersfield
Standedge Tunnel
Diggle
Butterhouse tunnel
Uppermill
Friezland
Royal George tunnel
Micklehurst
Staley and Millbrook
Stalybridge
to Manchester

Friezland Railway Station served the Hamlet of Friezland in Saddleworth until closure on 1 January 1917. It was built by the London and North Western Railway on its Micklehurst Line.

On 19 August 1909 a passenger train was derailed at Friezland. Both train crew were killed.[1]

The station closed for passenger traffic on 1 January 1917 but regular passenger traffic continued to pass through until 1964. Freight services to the station were withdrawn in 1965 and the line through the station was closed in 1966.[2] The village is now served by Greenfield railway station.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Micklehurst   L&NW
Micklehurst Line
  Uppermill

References[edit]

  • The Manchester and Leeds Railway by Martin Bairstow

Coordinates: 53°32′02″N 2°00′41″W / 53.5338°N 2.0115°W / 53.5338; -2.0115