Great Harwood railway station

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Great Harwood
Location
Place Great Harwood
Area Hyndburn
Coordinates 53°47′07″N 2°23′48″W / 53.7852°N 2.3968°W / 53.7852; -2.3968Coordinates: 53°47′07″N 2°23′48″W / 53.7852°N 2.3968°W / 53.7852; -2.3968
Operations
Original company Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
5 October 1877 (1877-10-05) Opened[1]
2 December 1957 (1957-12-02) Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
The Martholme Viaduct over the River Calder between Great Harwood and Simonstone looking in the direction of Simonstone
1948 Ordnance Survey map showing the route of the line between Great Harwood and Simonstone stations with the Martholme Viaduct and embankments roughly equidistant

Great Harwood railway station was located in the south east side of Great Harwood, Lancashire, England on Station Road, which still remains. The station was on a branch line, usually known as the Great Harwood loop, of the East Lancashire Line from Burnley to Blackburn via Rose Grove, Padiham, Simonstone and Great Harwood.

History[edit]

The line between Padiham and Rose Grove opened in 1875. West of Padiham, it opened two years later, as a result of difficulties in constructing the embankments between Great Harwood and Simonstone in the vicinity of Martholme Viaduct.

It was closed on 2 December 1957, and the station later demolished. The site has been converted to an industrial estate. The line through the town and further west has been converted to a cycle way and footpath linking with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal west of the town.

The Martholme Viaduct over the River Calder, on the east section of the line between Simonstone and Great Harwood, remains, and is outside the town about 1 mile (2 km) north east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Blackburn
Station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Great Harwood Loop
  Simonstone
Line and station closed