Hindley South railway station
|Place||Hindley, Greater Manchester|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central Railway|
|1 April 1884||Opened as Strangeways and Hindley|
|1 January 1892||Renamed to Hindley and Platt Bridge|
|1 July 1950||Renamed to Hindley South|
|2 November 1964||Closed|
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Location and nearby stations
The station was located on the Wigan Central line, now the Wigan North Western to Glazebrook line. There were also stations serving Hindley at Platt Bridge and Hindley Green on the line from Wigan North Western to Manchester Exchange. Hindley (North) railway station on the line from Wigan Wallgate to Bolton/Atherton/Manchester remains open today.
Opening and closure
The station opened as Strangeways and Hindley in 1884 and was renamed in 1892 to Hindley and Platt Bridge, this name being used for most of the station's operational life. The station was renamed to Hindley South in 1950. The station was closed on November 2nd 1964.
Hindley and Platt Bridge goods station was situated immediately north of the passenger station, being located on a short branch line.
- Butt, pp 120/121
- Butt, R.V.J, The Directory of Railway Station, 1995, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-508-1
- Hindley South at Subterranea Britannica