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brocklanders



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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Orrell Station House/Office Reply with quote

This is the station house/ticket office in Orrell, closed long ago, but what year did it close?


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wiganyankeeron



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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Orrell Station Reply with quote

it closed in 1986 when one began being able to pay on the trains
- after that, it became the Power Station gym from June 1987 until January 1998. After that finished, a short let lasted from December 1999 until June 2000 for a model-making business. It has remained empty ever since then and has now been passed for demolition which is planned for this year. It was placed on the council BLINT list which does not give it statutory protection like Listed Building status does and will be demolished because the railway authorities judge it as uneconomic to repair. It has been allowed to deteriorate into an appalling condition and thus was unfit for letting purposes
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brocklanders



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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Ron, seems a shame that it will be knocked down, another little bit of history will become just that.
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