Grotton and Springhead railway station

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Grotton and Springhead
Grotton & Springhead station site geograph-3584338-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station in 1997
Location
Place Grotton
Area Oldham
Coordinates 53°32′08″N 2°03′19″W / 53.5355°N 2.0553°W / 53.5355; -2.0553Coordinates: 53°32′08″N 2°03′19″W / 53.5355°N 2.0553°W / 53.5355; -2.0553
Grid reference SD964043
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
5 July 1856 (1856-07-05) Opened as Grotton
1 April 1900 Renamed Grotton and Springhead
2 May 1955 (1955-05-02) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Grotton and Springhead railway station served the villages of Grotton and Springhead from 1856 until 1955.

History[edit]

The London and North Western Railway opened a branch from Greenfield to Oldham on 5 July 1856. Grotton was one of two intermediate stations which opened on the same day.[1]

On 1 April 1900, the station was renamed Grotton and Springhead.[1]

The station closed on 2 May 1955,[1] when the Delph Donkey passenger train service to Delph via Greenfield was withdrawn. The line remained in use for goods traffic until 1964. The station building still survives as a private residence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 110. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]


Delph Donkey
Delph
Measurements
Halt
Dobcross
Huddersfield Line
to Huddersfield
Moorgate Halt
Greenfield
Grasscroft
Huddersfield Line
to Stalybridge
Lydgate tunnel
Grotton and Springhead
Oldham Loop Line
to Rochdale
Lees
Oldham Mumps
Oldham Glodwick Road
Metrolink
to Manchester Victoria
Oldham Central
Oldham Clegg Street
LNWR Goods Depot
GC Goods Depot
Oldham Werneth
Oldham, Ashton & Guide Bdge
to Ashton-under-Lyne
Oldham Loop Line
to Manchester Victoria
Scottfield GC Goods Depot
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Lees
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Delph Donkey
  Grasscroft
Line and station closed