Droylsden railway station

Droylsden railway station
Place Droylsden
Area Greater Manchester
Coordinates 53°29′21″N 2°08′11″W / 53.4893°N 2.1364°W / 53.4893; -2.1364Coordinates: 53°29′21″N 2°08′11″W / 53.4893°N 2.1364°W / 53.4893; -2.1364
Original company Ashton, Stalybridge & Liverpool Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Manchester & Leeds Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 4
13 April 1846 opened
7 October 1968 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Droylsden railway station served the urban district of Droylsden in Greater Manchester.



A 1912 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing railways in the vicinity of Droylsden (centre left)

The station was opened on 13 April 1846 by the Ashton, Stalybridge & Liverpool Junction Railway. The Manchester & Leeds Railway took over the running on 9 July 1847, on which date the latter changed its name to the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

The station was closed by British Railways on 7 October 1968.


Droylsden railway station had 4 platforms, two on the original Manchester to Stalybridge line and two on the later London and North Western Railway line to Denton.[1]

The Littlemoss Aqueduct carried the Hollinwood Branch of the Ashton Canal over the railway just west of the station. It was replaced with a footbridge after the canal was closed.[2]


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Clayton Bridge   L&YR
Huddersfield Line
LNWR Denton


  • The Manchester and Leeds Railway by Martin Bairstow
  • R.V.J. Butt, "The Directory of Railway Stations", Patrick Stephens, 1995, ISBN 1-85260-508-1

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