Bury Bolton Street Station :: Shared Description

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).
by N Chadwick
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SD8010 : The old Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Witherslack Hall approaches Bury Bolton Street Station by Richard Hoare
SD8010 : Clock Tower, Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station entrance by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : East Lancashire Railway by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : East Lancashire Railway by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Way out, Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Clock Tower, East Lancashire Railway (Bury Bolton Street Station) by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Station Sign, Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Station buildings, Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Santa Special in the snow, Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Empty platform, Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Entrance to the Bolton Street Tunnel by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street station. by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Engine at Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Platform 4 Bury Bolton Street station by Richard Hoare
SD8010 : Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick
SD8010 : Snow on an empty platform, Bury Bolton Street Station by N Chadwick

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Created: Wed, 19 Nov 2014, Updated: Wed, 19 Nov 2014

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