Heywood railway station

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For the closed railway station in Australia, see Heywood railway station, Victoria. For the heritage railway station in Gloucestershire, see Heywood (Perrygrove Railway) railway station.
Heywood
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Location
Place Heywood
Area Rochdale
Coordinates 53°35′20″N 2°12′25″W / 53.5889°N 2.2069°W / 53.5889; -2.2069Coordinates: 53°35′20″N 2°12′25″W / 53.5889°N 2.2069°W / 53.5889; -2.2069
Grid reference SD863102
Operations
Managed by East Lancashire Railway
Platforms 1
History
1841 Original station opened
5 October 1970 Closed
06 September 2003 Current station opened
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Heywood railway station serves the town of Heywood in Greater Manchester, England. The original station was opened on the national rail network in 1841 (by the Manchester and Leeds Railway) and closed on 5 October 1970. It re-opened on 6 September 2003[1] as an extension of the East Lancashire Railway from Bury Bolton Street. The boundary between the ELR and the national rail network is located a short distance east of the station, at Hopwood.

£300 million had been pledged to link Heywood back to the National Rail Network in 2009, which would have seen services direct to Manchester via Castleton,[2] but this scheme was subsequently shelved due to lack of funding. The ELR still has ambitions to run trains through to Castleton though to allow direct interchange with National Rail services there. This would form part of a larger scheme to regenerate the area and create additional tourist attractions such as a proposed Heywood Culture Park.

The original station was situated immediately opposite the terminal wharf of the Heywood Branch Canal. The East Lancashire Railway station is situated slightly further to the east, nearer to the former Heywood railway wagon works.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wood, Frank (10 September 2003). "Thousands flock to rail dream". Heywood Advertiser. M.E.N. Media. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Gray, Lisa (20 May 2009). "Money for Manchester train service is found". Heywood Advertiser. M.E.N. Media. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey, 1:2500 map, 1929 and 2011

Further reading[edit]

  • The Manchester and Leeds Railway by Martin Bairstow

External links[edit]

Railways in Rochdale
 Past, present and future 
Rossendale Lines
to Bacup
Calderdale Lines
to Calderdale
Broadley
Littleborough
Shawclough
and Healey
Smithy Bridge
Wardleworth
Rochdale
Newbold
Rochdale
Town Centre
Kingsway
Business Park
Milnrow
East Lancs Rly
to Bury
Newhey
Broadfield
Oldham Lines
to Oldham
East Lancashire RailwayHeywood
Castleton
Mills Hill
Middleton
Manchester Lines North
to Manchester
Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   East Lancashire Railway   Bury Bolton Street
Historical railways
Castleton
Line closed, station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Leeds Railway
  Broadfield
Line open, station closed
Middleton Junction
Line and station closed
   
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Castleton
Line closed, station open
  East Lancashire Railway   Bury Bolton Street
Line and station open