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Heaton Norris Junction to Marsden Junction (N.E. Region)

Section of Line Opened Closed Notes
Heaton Norris Junction to Denton Junction [Guide Bridge] 01.08.1849
Stalybridge to Marsden [Hudderfield] 01.08.1849
Diggle to Marsden (Second tunnel) 12.02.1871
Denton Junction to Dukinfield 02.10.1882 (G)
Denton Junction to Dukinfield 01.11.1882 (P)
Dukinfield to Stalybridge 01.08.1893 (G)
Dukinfield to Stalybridge 07.08.1893 (P)
Diggle to Marsden (Double Tunnel) 00.08.1894
1st and 2nd Standedge Tunnel Bores 31.10.1966
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, Fast and Slow lines
1 ↓↓ Heaton Norris Junction
2 ↕↑ ↓↓ Jubilee Sidings (signals Goods lines only)
3 ↑↑ ↓↓ Ash Bridge DRS 66
4 ↑↑ ↓↓ Reddish South Station
5 ↑↑ ↓↓ Denton Station
6 ↑↑ Denton Junction
Hooley Hill c. 01.01.1917 RO 03.10.1921 c. 25.09.1950
7 Dukinfield and Ashton Station c. 25.09.1950
8 Stalybridge No.1
9 Stalybridge No.2
10 ↑↑ Stalybridge No.3 (Signals passenger lines only)
11 Stalybridge No.4
12 Black Rock URS 63
DRS 31
13 Mossley Station
14 Greenfield Junction
(Moorgate Halt) c. 02.05.1955
15 Delph Junction
Saddleworth c. 07.10.1968
16 ↓↓ Diggle Junction c. 07.10.1963
17 ↑↑ Marsden Junction (N.E. Region)


Railways around Stalybridge and the famous Stalybridge Station buffet bar.
Denton Junction to Audenshaw


The route from Stalybridge to Diggle offers some breathtaking opportunities for photographers. The stations are quaint, the vantage points are many and the railway boundary remains blessedly free of the metal railings that abound these days. Unfortunately, although frequent, the trains offer little of interest to the photographer. Worth visit to catch the occasional freight or special though.