Proposed Railway Stations in North West

There are a number of proposed railway stations in the north west of England. To find out the latest news and developments in the north west of England click here.


Located on the Stockport-Altrincham line.


Carr Mill


Cottam Parkway

Deeside International Park




Headbolt Lane

Kenyon Junction



Midge Hall

North Docks (Bramley Moore)



Smithdown Road


St James (Liverpool)

Tarbock Interchange


Town Meadow

Universities (Liverpool)

Vauxhall (Merseyside)


This station is supported by Wirral Council with the intention that it would serve the M53. The proposal has been linked to the electrification of the railway line between Bidston and Wrexham.


Proposed Railway Lines

Ambergate – Chinley

Known as the Peak and Dales railway, this line would improve connectivity between Manchester and the East Midlands. Supported by Robert Largan MP (High Peak) and Nigel Mills MP (Amber Valley).

Burscough Curves

Boost connectivity between Southport and Preston/Ormskirk by restoring one or both of the Burscough Curves. Supported by Damien Moore MP and Rosie Cooper MP.

Canada Dock line (Liverpool)

Connects the Liverpool-Manchester line with Liverpool docks. Regular services would enable stations at:

  • Anfield
  • Tuebrook
  • Edge Lane

Clitheroe – Hellifield

Including Gisburn

Provide an enhanced service above the Sunday’s only Dalesrail service, connecting services on the Ribble Valley with the Settle & Carlisle Railway

Fleetwood – Poulton-Le-Fylde

  • Fleetwood
  • Thornton Cleveleys

Keswick – Penrith

Restores the railway line connecting Penrith to Keswick. This has been supported by four MPs, Trudy Harrison MP, Dr Neil Hudson MP, Mark Jenkinson MP and John Stevenson MP.


Liverpool Airport

Manchester Airport Western Link

Middlewich line (Northwich – Sandbach)

Connecting Middlewich to the railway network.

  • Gadbrook Park
  • Middlewich

Rossendale – Manchester

Restore regular services between Rawtenstall and Manchester using the East Lancashire Railway. It was backed by Jake Berry MP and Sara Britcliffe MP.


Silloth is located on the north Cumbrian Coast and is currently bypassed by the Cumbrian Coast line, which runs seven miles inland at this point. Workington MP Mark Jenkinson raised this bid with the Railway Minister in February 2020.


Located north of Liverpool, Skelmersdale is expected to be served by extending the Merseyrail network from Kirkby towards Skelmersdale on a new formation.

Skelton Junction line

Linking the Manchester-Warrington line at Glazebrook with the Stockport line at Timperley, this line would enable the restoration of stations at Cadishead and Partington, plus the relief of the Castlefield corridor. The bid is backed by Kate Green, Graham Brady and Barbara Keeley.

Skipton – Colne

Connecting Skipton in the Aire Valley with Colne at the top of Pendle.

The number of railway stations that would be opened has not been decided but realistic options include:

  • Earby
  • Foulridge
  • Kelbrook Parkway

Stockport – Guide Bridge/Ashton Moss

Restore a regular service on the railway line that runs through Reddish South and Denton. Two options (possibly bids) with the first being a rail service connecting Stockport to Manchester Victoria. Second option would utilise light rail vehicles and a new chord at the north end of this railway line connecting into the Metrolink network near Ashton-under-Lyne. Supported by Andrew Gwynne MP.

Infrastructure Enhancements

Mid Cheshire line

This submission is for re-doubling of the Mid Cheshire line between Stockport and Altrincham and associated undefined station reopenings. This proposal is sponsored by Mary Robinson MP.

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