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Golborne Railway Station, circa 1910

Campaign to re-open Golborne Station continues

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Campaigners calling for the re-opening of Golborne Railway Station say they are encouraged following a public meeting to discuss the proposals. 

The meeing took place on February 18, 2020, at Golborne Sports and Social Club with local councillors from the Golborne Lowton West ward and Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, in attendance.

The meeting heard from a representative from Transport for Greater Manchester, who explained the current options they are exploring. A feasibility study is currently underway looking at the possibility of reopening the stations in Culcheth and at  Kenyon Junction, as well as Golborne station.

Mayor Andy Burnham told the meeting he believes Golborne Station to be the easiest option, because it’s within Greater Manchester’s control – whereas Culcheth and Kenyon Junction come under Warrington and would require Warrington Council’s support.

The results of the feasibility study will be reported early in summer. Another pubic meeting is being planned for June. 

Andy Burnham speaking in favour of the re-opening of Golborne Station at the meeting

Andy Burnham speaking in favour of the re-opening of Golborne Station at the meeting

Cllr Gena Merrit, Labour councillor for Lowton West Ward, said on Facebook: “Great turn out for our meeting last night. Andy [Burnham] was excellent and there was strong support from residents for the re-opening of the station.

“Thanks Andy for your strong support.”

When did Golborne Station close?

Golborne Station opened in the 1930s on what became the West Coast Mainline. It was originally known as Golborne Gate, later just as ‘Golborne’ and subsequently Golborne South.

The station was one of those earmaked for closure as part of the Beeching cuts. It closed to passengers on 6 February 1961. Goods traffic continued until just after a year later.

You can read more about the station’s history on disused-stations.org.uk.

A very kind thank you to John Alsop for allowing us to use the image pictured above, showing Golborne Station as it was around 1910.

Do you support the re-opening of Golborne Station? 

Tell us why in the comments below. 

6 comments

veronica vancalsteren February 17, 2020 - 8:27 pm

Cant wait hope we get the station to reopen .Might also bring a bit of life to Golborne .

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Mark February 17, 2020 - 10:11 pm

Great news!
what with the three amazing councillors we have in Golborne Lowton West along with our fantastic GM mayor Andy Burnham if this can be done these guys will get it done!

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Clara Williams February 19, 2020 - 12:53 am

The opportunity to access jobs opens wide up if we can walk to a train station. Plus it will take hundreds of cars off the road every day.

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Dianne Baker February 20, 2020 - 12:52 pm

Brilliant idea for sooooooooooooo many reasons x

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Peter Stankus May 4, 2020 - 10:50 am

A great & easy option to travel north to Preston / Lakes / Scotland &South to other cities / destinations. I am sure there would be many using / taking this opportunity if the station can re-open.

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noor September 26, 2020 - 5:05 pm

what with the three amazing councillors we have in Golborne Lowton West along with our fantastic GM mayor Andy Burnham if this can be done these guys will get it done!

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