[Source: Paul Wright]
Date opened: 1.2.1866
Location: West side of Manchester Road (A56)
Company on opening: Cheshire Lines Committee
Date closed to passengers: 30.11.1964
Date closed completely: 30.11.1964
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: Platforms still extant
County: Cheshire
OS Grid Ref: SJ767897
Date of visit: 20.2.2006

Notes: West Timperley station was situated 59 chains to the west of Skelton West Junction on the Cheshire Lines Railways (CLC) Glazebrook to Stockport Tiviot Dale Line. The section of line on which the station stood had opened from Cressington Junction to Skelton Junction on 1.3.1873 for goods services with passenger workings commencing on 1.8.1873. The line gave the CLC their own route to Liverpool. Previously they had had to operate over LNWR metals between Skelton Junction and Garston.

Partington was served by local trains running between Stockport Tiviot Dale and Liverpool Central with some short workings going only as far as Warrington Central. Express services to London St. Pancreas and other destinations along with a steady stream of goods workings passed through the station.

Situated on an embankment the station had two platforms which linked to the road by slopes. Booking and waiting facilities where located on the platforms with the main facilities on the Stockport platform.

The station remained part of the Cheshire Lines Railway until 1948 when it became part of British Railways London Midland Region. The station closed to passenger services on 30.11.1964. Regular passenger trains continued to pass through the station site until 1966 when Liverpool Central closed to long distance services. The line remained a busy route for
goods services until 1984 when the bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal at Cadishead closed. The line was cut back to Partington and singled. Goods services operated along this section of line until the 10.10.1993. Today the platforms at West Timperley are still extant and the single line remains in situ.

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 name: Stockport Portwood, Stockport Tiviot Dale, Cheadle (Cheshire), Northenden, Baguley, Partington (1st), Partington (2nd), Cadishead (1st) & Cadishead (2nd)

West Timperley Station looking north west

The Liverpool Platform at West Timperley Station looking south east in February 2006
hoto by Paul Wright

The Stockport platform seen from the Liverpool platform at West Timperley Station in February 2006
hoto by Paul Wright

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[Source: Paul Wright]

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