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It was sanctioned in 1837, to run from Bolton to the North Union at Euxton Junction, whence it had running powers into Preston. It was opened thus: Bolton-Adlington, February 4th, 1841; Adlington-Chorley, December 23rd, 1841; Chorley-Euxton Juntion, June 22nd, 1843.
In 1844 it was bought by the Northern Union Railway