Shaw and Crompton railway station

Shaw And Crompton Railway Station

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Shaw and Crompton railway station which opened on 2 November 1863 was a railway station located in Shaw and Crompton, within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. It was on the Manchester to Rochdale via Oldham route, which connected the city of Manchester to the town of Rochdale via Oldham and a number of smaller districts and suburbs inclusive of Shaw and Crompton.

At the time the station opened it was as part of a new line from Oldham Mumps to Rochdale East Junction, and created a Middleton Junction to Rochdale route. In 1880 a line was built from Oldham Werneth to Thorpes Bridge Junction near Newton Heath. Subsequently the whole Thorpes Bridge Junction to Rochdale East Junction route became known as the Oldham Loop Line. The pattern of train services on the Oldham Loop Line involved a greater number of trains serving the Oldham stations, and less services continuing on to Rochdale. In the 1960s and 1970s fewer and fewer trains ran from Oldham Mumps to Rochdale, and in May 1972 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that this part of the Oldham Loop including Shaw and Crompton Station would be closed. The closure did not go ahead because SELNEC PTE (which became Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive]] (GMPTE) in 1974) agreed to fund the continuation of services. The involvement of the GMPTE also led to a more frequent pattern of trains serving the Oldham Mumps to Rochdale...
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