Notes: Baguley was opened by the Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC)
on the 1.2.1866. It was located on the Stockport to Skelton Junction
section of what became the Stockport to Glazebrook line. The line
was originally proposed by the Stockport, Timperley & Altincham
Junction Railway which became one of the constituent parts of
the CLC on 5.7.1865.
The line gave access towards Liverpool via the Skelton Junction
to Garston line. However this became part of the LNWR who were
anything but helpful towards the CLC. The CLC therefore decided
to progress towards building a route of their own from Skelton
Junction to Liverpool. This they did and it opened to goods on
1.3.1873. The opening of this route completed the Stockport to
Baguley Station was mostly served by local trains operating from
Stockport Tiviot Dale towards Liverpool Central with many workings
going only as far as Warrington Central. From the very beginning
express services to all parts of the country passed through the
station. This increased further when the 'Liverpool Curve' opened
64 chains to the east of the Cheadle Station in 1902. This provided
direct access to the Midland Railways main line to London.
Baguley Station had three platform faces and was provided with
a substantial brick built station building on the Stockport platform.
A brick built shelter was provided for Stockport direction passengers.
A footbridge connected an island platform that catered for Liverpool
direction trains to the main facilities on the Stockport Platform.
The line remained part of the CLC until 1948 when it became part
of the British Railways London Midland Region. Freight service
were withdrawn from the station on 17.7.1963; the station continued
to serve local services between Stockport Tiviot Dale and Liverpool
Central until the 30.11.1964. 15.7.1963. After closure main line
passenger services continued to pass through the station site
until Liverpool Central closed to main line services in 1966.
Today the section of line through Baguley is still open for passenger
services running between Manchester and Chester via Northwich
and for a variety of goods services. There is a proposal to reopen
Baguley as an interchange station for Metrolink if the extension
to Wythenshawe is built, reintroducing an intermediate stop on
this line for the first time in many years
The station has been completely demolished and apartment blocks
occupy much of its location.
For pictures of the course of the Chorlton - Bredbury Railway
in 2003 see the Closed
South Manchester Railways web site
Route map drawn by Alan Young
To see the other
stations on the Woodley - Glazebrook line click on the station
Tiviot Dale, Cheadle
Cadishead (1st) &