SD8010 : Empty platform, Bury Bolton Street Station

taken 9 years ago, near to Fishpool, Bury, Great Britain

Empty platform, Bury Bolton Street Station
Empty platform, Bury Bolton Street Station
East Lancashire Railway (ELR)
The East Lancashire Railway is a steam preservation line , which runs along the Irwell valley from Heywood to Rawtenstall. The original line closed in 1972 and the ELR opened in 1991. The ELR is centred on Bury Bolton Street Station, which was the terminus for the Bury to Manchester line (now part of Metrolink).
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Bury Bolton Street Station
It was formerly the main station serving the town, with links north to Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall and Bacup or to Haslingden and Accrington; and south to Radcliffe Central, Whitefield, Prestwich and Manchester Victoria.
The station was opened by the East Lancashire Railway (ELR), on 28 September 1846 as Bury station. The station was renamed Bury Bolton Street in February 1866. The building is situated in a cutting with a low level yard on the east side, approached by an incline from Bolton Street and a flight of steps from Bank Street. To the north is the Bolton Street Tunnel.
The station was rebuilt in the 1880s, and the existing platform canopy dates from that time. Street frontage buildings were also provided.
From 1 January 1948, the station was operated by British Rail.
The street frontage burnt down after the war and was replaced with a new brick and concrete entrance and footbridge in 1952.
BR closed the station on 17 March 1980, when it was replaced by a new bus/rail interchange. Since 1991, this has been the terminus of the light rail link from Manchester.
The station now houses The East Lancashire Railway (ELR).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 802 107 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.5553N 2:18.0277W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 802 107
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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