Britain >North East >Marsden Slaithwaite Greenfield


Collected date 20/05/10

Marsden sign

Marsden station is the last stop in West Yorkshire before the line crosses into Greater Manchester territory. It's a very quiet place, with the canal parallelling the railway until they both reach the Standedge Tunnels under the Pennines to the west.

Platform 3 has an entrance from the south of the station, which crosses the canal:

Marsden approach

Up the entrance ramp on platform 3:

Marsden platform 3 entrance

Platform 3, seen from the bridge at the western end of the station:

Marsden platform 3

Looking east along the line from the end of platform 3:

Marsden platform 3 looking east

Each platform at Marsden has its own separate entrance, and the way to platform 3 is via the road bridge that crosses the line at the western end of the station. A view of the station complex from the road bridge:

Marsden station seen from road bridge

The steps from the road bridge to platform 2, seen from platform 1:

Marsden platform 2 steps

On platform 2 looking east:

Marsden platform 2

Looking east along the line from the end of platform 2:

Marsden platform 2 looking east

Looking west along platform 2 with the road bridge in the distance and the hills beyond:

Marsden platform 2 looking west

One side of platform 2 is now disused:

Marsden disused platform

The steps back up to the road bridge from platform 2:

Marsden platforms 1 and 2 exits

Platform 1, seen from the steps to platform 2:

Marsden platform 1

Looking down the steps at platform 1:

Marsden platform 1 steps

The old wall on platform 1:

Marsden platform 1 wall

The shelter on platform 1, painted rather more soberly than elsewhere in West Yorkshire:

Marsden platform 1 shelter

We wandered out west along the canal towards the Standedge Tunnels. The area of the tunnel entrances:

Marsden Standedge Tunnels

The mouth of the operational railway tunnel:

Marsden Standedge Tunnel