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Chequerbent railway station

Chequerbent railway station was a railway station in Westhoughton, to the south-west of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It was situated on the line between Bolton and Leigh. The station was opened in 1885 and closed in 1952. 

The line of the former Bolton and Leigh Railway opened for goods traffic in 1828 (passenger services followed in 1831) In 1885. the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) built deviations to avoid the steep inclines, which would mean steam locomotives could haul the trains for the whole journey.

All this work meant that there needed to be a resiting of the Chequerbent railway station. The old station was closed in February 1885 and the new station opened on the same day.

Chequerbent railway station was once a popular station. During the 1930's there were some 20 trains a day, but by the 1950's this had fallen to only six passenger services a day. The station at Chequerbent was closed in March 1952, and passenger services on the line terminated completetly in 1954.

Chequerbent railway station