Oldham Mumps railway station

Oldham Mumps Railway Station

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Oldham Mumps railway station

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Oldham Mumps Railway Station opened on 1 November 1847 and served the town of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. The station was a primary station located on the Oldham Loop Line north east of Manchester Victoria operated and managed by Northern Rail.

The name of the station is taken from its situation within the Mumps area of Oldham, which itself probably derived from the archaic word "mumper", slang for a beggar.

The station closed due to the conversion of the line to Metrolink on 3 October 2009 and, by May 2010, had been completely demolished. The station canopy has been saved. It was bought by the East Lancashire Railway after a successful public fundraising campaign. It is hoped that the canopy will be installed at .

In June 2010, the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) announced that as part of the conversion work on the former Oldham loop, it would submit a planning application for a temporary Metrolink terminus at Oldham Mumps, close to the site of the former railway station. The temporary terminus will open by March 2012 and remain in place until a permanent stop is built in 2014, which will be built on the site of the former B&Q store and creating a interchange with buses at Mumps,which is part of the future Metrolink extension through...
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