Ringley Road railway station

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Ringley Road
Ringley Road Station.jpg
The remaining west platform is in relatively good condition
Location
Place Outwood
Area Bury
Coordinates 53°32′53″N 2°20′27″W / 53.54805°N 2.34078°W / 53.54805; -2.34078Coordinates: 53°32′53″N 2°20′27″W / 53.54805°N 2.34078°W / 53.54805; -2.34078
Grid reference SD775057
Operations
Original company East Lancashire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2[1]
History
31 May 1847 (1847-05-31) Station opened
5 January 1953 (1953-01-05) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ringley Road railway station was a railway station built on the Manchester, Bury and Rossendale Railway line, between Radcliffe and Clifton (formerly Clifton Junction), in Greater Manchester.

History[edit]

The railway station was opened on 31 May 1847[2][3] but in a remote location, and was little used. The western platform was accessed by a pathway down from Ringley Road, the east platform was accessed by a subway at the southern end of the station.[4]

In 1879 the railway station was the location of the apparent suicide of a collier who had been in the custody of a police officer for assaulting his wife. The collier had jumped in front of an approaching train and was crushed to death, almost dragging the officer along with him. A later inquest in Salford returned an open verdict.[5]

The railway station closed on 5 January 1953.[3] The railway station now forms part of the route of the Irwell Sculpture Trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suggitt 2004, p. 86.
  2. ^ Wells 1995, p. 108
  3. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 198
  4. ^ Wells 1995, p. 109
  5. ^ News, The Times, 1879-10-13 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Wells, Jeffrey (1995), An Illustrated Historical Survey of the Railways in and Around Bury, Challenger Publications, ISBN 978-1-899624-29-4 
  • Suggitt, Gordon (2004). Lost Railways of Merseyside and Greater Manchester. Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-85306-869-0. 


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Molyneux Brow   L&YR   Radcliffe Bridge