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Lily Lane (A58), Bamfurlong (geograph 2818380).jpg
Lily Lane (A58), Bamfurlong
OS grid reference SD596014
Metropolitan borough
  • Wigan
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGAN
Postcode district WN2
Dialling code 01942
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Greater ManchesterCoordinates: 53°30′29″N 2°36′29″W / 53.508°N 2.608°W / 53.508; -2.608

Bamfurlong is a small village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

Location

It lies approximately 5 miles south of Wigan town centre and 2 miles to the north of Ashton-in-Makerfield. Bamfurlong has a population of around 2,500 people.

Bamfurlong station - remains, WCML geograph-2714971-by-Ben-Brooksbank
Remains of the station in 1962

Bamfurlong is within the ward of Abram. For transport it is close to the M6 motorway. Bamfurlong railway station served the village from 1832 until closure in 1950.

The proposed High Speed 2 line coming from the south will connect to the classic West Coast Main Line at the site of the closed station, allowing high-speed services to continue north on slower tracks to Wigan North Western, Carlisle, Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central, although no station will be built in the village.

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