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Ashton

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Ashton-In-Makerfield railway station.
Photo: Geoff Gorner
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Item #: 955
Ashton-In-Makerfield railway station, which I believe used to stand alongside the former Grammar School on Warrington Road, across from the entrance to Haydock Park Racecourse. I may be wrong on the location though.

Comment by: Ron on 29th January 2008 at 00:23

You are correct, the platform was there for some while before being developed.

Comment by: frank walford on 13th August 2008 at 11:42

The line was used for quite a while after the station closed as access to the Shell Oil Refinery

Comment by: joyce on 21st June 2011 at 12:55

i remember my mother [rhoda horsfield] telling me that when she worked at the munition factory at risley when the war was on she use to get the train from ashton [near to what is the enterance to haydok race course]

Comment by: John Walsh's Best Mate on 4th June 2014 at 20:48

Ashton in Makerfield station was actually in HAYDOCK.

Comment by: Alan on 26th August 2015 at 14:16

What a great looking station, it looks straight out of the railway children. What ashame this station had to go, along with so many other railways in Wigan and elsewhere. And what do we have in its place? a boring business park full of emptiness and greedy businesses. We sorely needs these stations back, far too many cars and big lorries on our roads. This photo appears on the disused stations.org.uk, along with information about the station, inc opening and closing dates. A great site about these old closed stations, though quite a lot of stations aren't yet listed.

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