Longsight railway station

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Longsight
Location
PlaceLongsight
AreaManchester
Coordinates53°27′37″N 2°12′05″W / 53.4602°N 2.2014°W / 53.4602; -2.2014Coordinates: 53°27′37″N 2°12′05″W / 53.4602°N 2.2014°W / 53.4602; -2.2014
Grid referenceSJ868959
Operations
Original companyManchester and Birmingham Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
April 1843 (1843-04)Station opened
15 September 1958Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Longsight railway station was built by the Manchester & Birmingham Railway Company (MBR).

History[edit]

A 1910 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing railways in the vicinity of Longsight (lower right)

The first station in the area was called Rushford which opened with the line in 1840. It closed in 1843 and was replaced with Longsight.

The station opened in April 1843,[1] and became very important to the early success of Belle Vue Zoo as it was close enough to be a drop-off point for organised excursions. A special platform, some 1,500 feet (457 metres) in length was constructed for these trains, much of which can still be seen among the depot sidings.[2] The station closed on 15 September 1958,[1] and very little is left of it today. A short platform has been built on part of the former station site for use of railway staff travelling to and from the adjacent carriage depot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 149. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Nicholls, Robert. The Belle Vue Story. Manchester: Neil Richardson. p. 6. ISBN 1-85216-070-5.

Further reading[edit]

Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2014). Crewe to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 103-108. ISBN 9781908174574. OCLC 892047119.

External links[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Mauldeth Road
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway   Manchester Mayfield
Line and station closed
Levenshulme
Line and station open
    Manchester London Road
Line and station open