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Middleton Junction, West Junction to Oldham (Werneth) 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
Throughout 31.03.1842
Chadderton Junction to Oldham Werneth 07.01.1963 (G/A)
Middleton Junction West Junction – Chadderton Junction [Chadderton Goods] *
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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.
1 Middleton Junction West Junction
2 Chadderton Junction 0m 410yds
3 Oldham (Werneth) Station 1m 973yds


* I can find no official closing date for this section. In all probability, the official closure date is probably very different from the date that the last train ran. To my recollection, the route was used for occasional coal traffic until around 1984.