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Worsley, Roe Green Junction to Bolton, Great Moor Street Station

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
Roe Green Junction to Little Hulton 01.07.1870 (G)
Little Hulton to Bolton 16.11.1874 (G)
Roe Green Junction to Bolton 01.04.1875 (P)
Roe Green Junction to Bolton 29.03.1954 (P)
Roe Green Jn to Little Hulton 24.10.1960 (G)
Plodder Lane (Highfield Siding) to Little Hulton Colliery 11.05.1964 (G)
Bolton No.2 to Plodder Lane (Highfield Siding) 01.07.1965 (G)
Bolton Great Moor St. to Bolton No.1 14.08.1965 (G)
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 45 m.p.h. for non-passenger trains
Maximum permissible speed 20 m.p.h. for passenger trains.
1 Roe Green Junction
2 Walkden Sidings (Stn) (Map) 1m 431yds c. 29.3.1954
3 Little Hulton Junction (Stn) (Map) 1m 761yds c. 29.3.1954
4 Plodder Lane No. 1 (Signals up line only) (Map) 0m 1330yds c. 29.3.1954
5 Plodder Lane No. 2 0m 621yds
6 Lever Street 0m 1265yds
7 Fletcher Street Junction 0m 845yds
Bolton, Great Moor Street Station (2nd) (Map) 1 0m 515yds c. 29.3.1954


1. The original Great Moor Street station was replaced by a new 4 platform station on 28.09.1874. This new station was on a higher level than the original station. Prior to this date there appears to have been a physical connection with the Lancashire and Yorkshire line near Trinity Street station. Some sources deny that such a connection existed, but it is clearly shown on early OS maps. Although the running of actual trains between the two routes would have been impossible, wagons could have been exchanged via a siding and a small turntable.