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Dunford Bridge West (Exc.) to Manchester Ardwick Junction

Section of Line Opened Closed Notes
Ardwick Junction to Godley Toll Bar 17.11.1841
Godley Toll Bar to Broadbottom 10.12.1842
Broadbottom to Dinting 24.12.1842
Dinting to Woodhead 08.08.1844
Woodhead Tunnel Down Bore 23.12.1845
Woodhead Tunnel Up Bore 2.2.1852
Woodhead New Tunnel 3.6.1954
Dunford West [Huddersfield Junction] – Hadfield 05.01.1970 (P)
Dunford West [Huddersfield Junction] – Hadfield 20.07.1981(G/A)
Junctions and other features Running Lines Stations, Signal Boxes and Junctions Distance from Signal Box above Loops and Refuge Sidings Notes
Up Down
1 Dunford West DGL 138
Dunford Bridge Station (Map) o. 14.07.1845 c. 05.01.1970
2 Woodhead Station (Map) 3m 521yds URS 200 o. 08.08.1844 c. 27.07.1964
3 Crowden Station (Map) 1m 1488yds o. 01.07.1861 c. 04.02.1957
4 Torside 1m 1586yds
5 Valehouse 1m 867yds
6 Hadfield East (Map) 0m 1204yds
7 Hadfield West (Hadfield Station) 0m 837yds o. 08.08.1844
8 Dinting Station (2nd) (Map) 0m 1367yds
(Dinting (1st)) c. 01.02.1847
9 Mottram No.2 0m 803yds DRS 29
URS 29
Mottram Yard Halt
10 Mottram No.1 1m 190yds
Broadbottom Station (Map)
[Hattersley Station]
11 Godley East Junction 1m 773yds
12 Godley Junction Station (Map) 0m 962yds c. 27.05.1995
(Godley Toll Bar Station) [Godley Station] c. 10.12.1841 RO As Godley 07.07.1986
13 Newton Station (Map) 1m 201yds URS 33
14 ↓↓ Hyde Junction 0m 1754yds
15 ↓↓ Dewsnap Sidings (Does not signal main lines or down No.2 goods) 0m 758yds
16 ↑↑↑ ↓↓↓↓ Guide Bridge East Junction 0m 680yds
17 ↓↓ Ashton Junction (Map) 0m 586yds
Guide Bridge Station
18 ↑↑ ↓↓ Stockport Junction 0m 355yds
      Audenshaw Junction      
19 ↑↑ ↓↓ Fairfield Junction Station (Map) 1m 278yds
20 ↑↑ ↓↓ Gorton Junction Station (Map) 1m 102yds
21 ↑↑ ↓↓↓ Priory Junction 0m 1018yds
22 Ashburys East Junction (Map) 0m 698yds
Ashburys (for Belle Vue) Station
23 ↓↓ Ashburys West Junction 0m 585yds
24 ↑↑ ↓↓ Ardwick No.3 (No signals for main or down slow lines) 0m 285yds
25 ↑↑ Ardwick No.1 0m 771yds
Ardwick Station (Map)
26 Ardwick Junction 0m 115yds



The new Woodhead Tunnel was open for 27years, 1 month and 17days. My maths may be a little ropy, but I work that out as a cost of over £55,000 for every year of its operational life.