Royton Junction railway station

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Royton Junction
Royton Junction station (2322600408).jpg
Location
PlaceAcre
AreaOldham
Coordinates53°33′15″N 2°06′06″W / 53.55426°N 2.10170°W / 53.55426; -2.10170Coordinates: 53°33′15″N 2°06′06″W / 53.55426°N 2.10170°W / 53.55426; -2.10170
Grid referenceSD934064
Operations
Original companyLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 July 1864 (1864-07-01)Opened as Royton Junction
8 May 1978Renamed Royton
11 May 1987Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Royton Junction railway station which opened on 1 July 1864 was a station on the Oldham Loop Line in Greater Manchester, England. It was the junction for the short branch line to Royton railway station. The line to Royton was closed to goods on 2 November 1964, and to passengers on 16 April 1966.[1] A 450-yard section of the line remained in use for freight traffic from Royton Junction to Higginshaw Gas Sidings. This final part of the Royton Junction to Royton line closed on 6 April 1970.[2]

The station was renamed Royton on 8 May 1978 and was closed from 11 May 1987.[3] Approval for closure had been given on 8 May 1987,[4] as the station had been replaced by Derker station which opened ½ mile away on 30 August 1985.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/r/royton/index.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.britishrailways1960.co.uk/CLMVHB08.html
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 201. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ "List of dates from 1 January 1985 to 20 January 2006 of last passenger trains at closed BR (or Network Rail stations since privatisation)" (PDF). Department for Transport Website: Freedom of Information Act responses, February 2006. Department for Transport. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Alan Bevan, ed. (1998). A—Z of Rail Reopenings. Railway Development Society. Warwick: Warwick Printing Company. ISBN 0-901283-13-4.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Oldham Mumps   L&YR
Royton branch
  Royton
Derker   London Midland Region of British Railways
Oldham Loop Line
  Shaw and Crompton