Heatley & Warburton railway station

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Heatley & Warburton
Heatley and Warburton station.jpg
Location
Place near Lymm
Area Warrington
Grid reference SJ704882
Operations
Original company Warrington and Stockport Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2[1]
History
1 November 1853[2] Opened as Heatley
1857 Renamed Heatley & Warburton
10 September 1962 Closed to passengers
9 August 1965 Goods facilities withdrawn
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Heatley & Warburton railway station was located in Heatley near Warburton, Greater Manchester. It opened in 1853 and closed in 1962.

Construction and opening[edit]

The Warrington and Altrincham Junction Railway (W&AJR) built its railway line from Warrington Arpley via Latchford and Lymm to Skelton Junction near Altrincham during 1852/53 and passenger train services commenced on 1 November 1853. There were six intermediate stations provided along the line's length including that at Heatley, in Cheshire, which was opened on 1 November 1853. The station was located on Mill Lane in Heatley.

Names used by the railway station[edit]

The station was named Heatley from its opening until 1857 when it became Heatley & Warburton which name was retained until closure.

Train services[edit]

The W&AJR changed its name to the Warrington and Stockport Railway on 4 August 1853, before the line was completed and that company was absorbed into the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 15 July 1867. The main LNWR train service through Dunham Massey railway station was from Liverpool Lime Street via Warrington Arpley to Broadheath, where trains joined the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway and continued via Sale to Manchester London Road. In July 1922 the LNWR operated fifteen passenger trains in each direction on weekdays, eleven serving the full length of the line from Liverpool to Manchester and return.

Amalgamation, nationalisation and closure[edit]

The LNWR was amalgamated into the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMSR) on 1 January 1923. The LMSR continued to operate the passenger train service through Dunham Massey, but by July 1946 only eight trains per day in each direction stopped at the station. The LMSR was nationalised on 1 January 1948 and operations on the line were vested in British Railways London Midland Region (LMR).

Passenger services along the line were withdrawn and the station was closed by British Railways on 10 September 1962. Goods trains continued to use the line until 7 July 1985, when the need for extensive repairs to the Latchford Viaduct caused the line to be closed. The station building survives in use as a domestic dwelling.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Lymm   LNWR
Warrington & Stockport Railway
  Dunham Massey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fields, Gilbert & Knight 1980, Photo 254
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 117.
  • Awdry, Christopher (1990), Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-049-7 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995), The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-508-1 
  • Fields, N; Gilbert, A C; Knight, N R (1980). Liverpool to Manchester into the Second Century. Manchester Transport Museum Society. ISBN 0 900857 19 6. 

Coordinates: 53°23′25″N 2°26′51″W / 53.39025°N 2.44750°W / 53.39025; -2.44750