Kenyon Junction was a railway station opened in 1830 as Bolton Junction. It was built at the junction of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and the Kenyon and Leigh Junction Railway. The station closed to passengers on 2 January 1961 before closing completely on 1 August 1963. The junction fell out of use when the line serving Leigh was closed in 1969.

In March 2019, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham backed plans to reopen the station as a short term solution to link Leigh to the rail network. (Source: Kenyon Junction railway station – Wikipedia.)

The promoters of the reopening scheme submitted a proposal to the Department for Transport Restoring Your Railway Fund, Round 2. As at 17 October 2020, the DfT has not yet announced the successful Round 2 submissions.

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Map showing location of proposed Kenyon Junction and Golborne stations

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Overview of Greater Manchester reopening schemes

Read about Gamesley station Read about the Rose Hill Marple – Hazel Grove line Read about Golburne station Read about Kenyon Junction station Read about the Altrincham – Stockport line Read about the Glazebrook Junction – Skelton Junction line Read about the East Didsbury – Stockport line Read about the Manchester Victoria – Ashton – Stockport line Read about the Oldham Mumps – Greenfield line Read about the Bury – Heywood – Rochdale line Read about the Bury – Rawtenstall line Read about the Bolton – Bury line Read about the Bolton – Radcliffe line Read about the Bolton – Walkden line

Further reading

Kenyon Junction – Disused Stations website

Kenyon Junction railway station – Wikipedia