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Heywood Railway Station

January 11, 2013
Heywood Railway Station

The original Heywood Railway Station station opened on the national rail network in 1841 and closed in 1970. It re-opened on 6 September 2003 as an extension of the East Lancashire Railway from Bury Bolton Street. The boundary between the ELR and the national rail network is located a short distance east of the station, at Hopwood. £300 million has been pledged to link Heywood Railway Station back to the National Rail Network, which would see services direct to Manchester via Castleton. The original station was situated immediately opposite the terminal wharf of the Heywood Branch Canal. The East Lancashire Railway station…

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