Middleton Junction railway station

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Middleton Junction Railway Station was on the Caldervale Line, from 1842 until closure in 1966. It lay within Chadderton. Originally called Oldham Junction, it was opened on 31 March 1842 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway, whose chief engineer was George Stephenson, as part of the branch to Oldham Werneth railway station. The line was notable for a stretch of steep 1 in 27 gradient called the Werneth Incline. On 12 August 1914 a goods and coal depot was opened at Chadderton. This was at the end of a 1097 yards long line which branched off the Oldham line approximately 400 yards from Middleton Junction at Chadderton Junction.[1] The line from Chadderton Junction to Oldham was closed on 7 January 1963,[2] but the Chadderton goods and coal depot remained open for an unrecorded period.

A branch line from Middleton Junction to Middleton was opened on 5 January 1857, closing to passengers on 7 September 1964 and completely on 11 October 1965.[3]

References[edit]

  • The Manchester and Leeds Railway by Martin Bairstow
Oldham Lines - Past, Present and Future
To Huddersfield
Delph
Diggle
Measurements
Dobcross
Saddleworth
Moorgate Halt
Uppermill
Greenfield
Friezland
To Rochdale
To Tameside
Shaw and Crompton
Royton
To Tameside
Grasscroft
Royton Junction
Grotton and Springhead
Derker
Lees
Oldham Mumps
Oldham Glodwick Road
Oldham Central
Oldham Central; Oldham Clegg Street
Oldham King Street
To Ashton
Westwood
Oldham Werneth
Chadderton
MJOB
To Middleton and Rochdale
Freehold
Middleton Junction
South Chadderton
To Manchester
Hollinwood
Failsworth
To Manchester
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Manchester Oldham Road
to 1844
Line and station closed
Miles Platting
1844–1853
Newton Heath
1853–1872
Line open, stations closed
Moston
from 1872
Line and station open
  L&YR
Middleton branch
  Middleton
Line and station closed
L&YR
Caldervale Line
Mills Hill
Line and station open
L&YR
MJOBR
Oldham Werneth
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°32′27″N 2°10′13″W / 53.5408°N 2.1704°W / 53.5408; -2.1704