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Manchester (Exchange) Deal Street to Newton-le-Willows, Parkside No.1

Stations are indicated by an ‘#’ symbol prior to the place name. Signal boxes are indicated by numbers in the left hand column.  Location names are as shown in the 1960 Sectional Appendix and may be different from the station name.

Section of Line Opened Closed Notes
[Manchester (Liverpool Rd)] to Parkside No.1 [Liverpool (Crown St.)] 17.09.1830 (Fri) (P)* * Official opening two days earlier.
[Manchester (Liverpool Rd)] to Parkside No.1 [Liverpool (Crown St.)] 01.12.1830 (G)
[Manchester Victoria] Deal Street to Ordsall Lane No. 2 04.04.1844
Junctions and other features Running Lines Stations, Signal Boxes and Junctions Distance from Signal Box above Loops and Refuge Sidings Notes
Up Down
Maximum permissible speed 75 m.p.h. on Main and Fast lines
Maximum permissible speed 75 m.p.h. on Slow lines
Maximum permissible speed 75 m.p.h. on Goods lines
1 ↓↓ Deal Street
2 ↑↑ ↓↓ Ordsall Lane No.2 0m 1300yds
3 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Ordsall Lane No.4 (Map) 0m 789yds Ordsall Lane Station c. 04.02.1957
4 ↑↑ ↓↓ Cattle Dock (Signals "Up & Down" line only) 0m 490yds
5 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Cross Lane Junction (Map) 0m 402yds Cross Lane Station c. 20.07.1959
# Seedley Station (Map) c. 02.01.1956
# Weaste (Map) c. 19.10.1942
6 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Eccles Station (Map) 1m 1392yds
7 ↑↑ ↓↓ Eccles Junction 0m 1172yds
8 ↑↑ ↓↓↓↓ Patricroft Sidings (Signals goods lines only) 0m 187yds
9 ↑↑ ↓↓ # Patricroft Station (Map) 0m 528yds
10 ↑↑ # Barton Moss Junction (Map) 1m 79yds Barton Moss Station (2nd) c. 23.09.1929
# Barton Moss Station 1st c. 01.05.1862
# Lamb’s Cottage Station c. 00.00.1842
11 Astley Green Sidings 2m 957yds
12 # Astley Station (L.C.) (Map) 0m 712yds c. 07.05.1956
# Flow Moss Station c. 00.00.1842
13 # Glazebury Station (Map) 1m 1256yds c. 07.07.1958
14 # Kenyon Junction No.1 (Map) 2m 448yds Kenyon Junction Station c. 02.01.1961
15 Parkside No.1 1m 1705yds

!. When the connection with the Bolton and Kenyon Junction Railway opened there was a triangular junction at Kenyon Junction. The line of the east curve can be clearly traced on early maps and can even be seen to this day on Google Earth. There is no closure date available, but to my mind 1838 seems likely, as this was when the direct line to Bolton opened from Manchester.