SD9311 : Newhey Metrolink Station

taken 4 years ago, near to Newhey, Rochdale, Great Britain

Newhey Metrolink Station
Newhey Metrolink Station
Metrolink Bombardier M5000 tram number 3003 leaves Newhey tram station, heading in the direction of Oldham. The Newhey tram stop is situated to the south–east of Huddersfield Road; it has two side platforms.

Of interest behind the opposite platform is the former "Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Cotton Warehouse"; all that remains of the former Newhey Railway Station and goods yard, a reminder of when this was part of a busy rail route and "cotton was King" in these parts. It probably dates from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century as the station first opened in 1863 and the LYR was taken over by the London & North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1922 (then the London Midland and Scottish, LMS, the following year).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9385 1158 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:36.0450N 2:5.6643W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9381 1159
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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