The junction opened in October 1906 with the completion of the branch to Wapping Railway Wharf. The 49-lever Ashton Junction Signal Box took over the work of West Loop North Junction box on 10th May 1936. It closed in October 1991, and was demolished in April 1999. The level crossing at this location was fitted with full lifting barriers on 12th March 1978.
A map from 1902 showing the site of the junction.
A track plan of Ashton Junction and Ashton Meadows Sidings from 1988.
And even more run down, but at least a little protected state. © Mike Radford
The area around Ashton Junction has been completely transformed by the construction of an 'S' shaped bridge carrying a Metrobus route across the railway.