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North Union Railway

This company was formed in 1838 and ran from Warrington to Preston. It was formed by an amalgamation of the Wigan Branch Railway and the Preston and Wigan Railway.

It now forms part of the West Coast Mainline. The company was purchased by the London and North Western Railway. To the north it connected with the Lancaster and Preston Railway and to the south it connected to the Grand Junction Railway which runs south to Birmingham.

Act 1838

Description of route

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The line runs from Warrington to Preston via Wigan where it connected with a branch of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

Here are the locations along the line;

Preston

(Jncts for Southport, Liverpool and Blackburn)

Farington

Leyland

(Euxton Jnct for Chorley - faces north)

Balshaw Lane and Euxton

Coppull

Standish

(Jnct for Adlington - faces south)

Boar’s Head

(Jnct for Southport and Liverpool - faces east)

Wigan

(Jnct for Manchester - faces west)

(Juncts for St Helens and Manchester)

Bamfurlong

Golborne

(Jncts with the Liverpool and Manchester Rly)

(Jncts for Widnes and Manchester)

Warrington


Page created on 19/11/1999
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford