New Hey railway station

New Hey Railway Station

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New Hey railway station

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<!--Old infobox kept for reference-->New Hey railway station, known by its archaist name, which opened on 2 November 1863 served Newhey, a suburb of Milnrow in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England (notice the difference in spelling between the station and town names).The station was situated 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 including Newhey.

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 New Hey and 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 New Hey Station would be closed. The closure did not go ahead because what later became the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) agreed to fund the continuation of services. The involvement of the GMPTE also lead to a more frequent...
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