|Section of Line||Opened||Closed||Notes|
|Macclesfield Goods Jn to Marple Wharf Junction||02.08.1869 (P)|
|Macclesfield Goods Jn to Marple Wharf Junction||01.03.1870 (G)|
|Macclesfield Central to Macclesfield Goods Junction||03.08.1871 (G)|
|Macclesfield Central to Macclesfield Goods Junction||01.07.1873 (P)|
|Macclesfield to Rose Hill||05.01.1970 (A)|
|Junctions and other features||Running Lines||Stations, Signal Boxes and Junctions||Distance from Signal Box above||Loops and Refuge Sidings||Notes|
|Maximum permissible speed 50 m.p.h.|
|1||-||↓||Macclesfield Central (Western Lines)||-|
|2||↑||↓||Macclesfield Goods Junction (Western Lines)||0m 1017yds|
|3||↑||↓||Bollington Station||1m 1412yds|
|4||↑||↓||Higher Poynton Station||4m 357yds|
|Middlewood (Higher) Station|
|High Lane Station|
|5||↑||↓||Rose Hill Station||3m 666yds|
|6||↑||-||Marple Wharf Junction||0m 1714yds|
Poynton Collieries A fascinating history of the collieries and industrial railways around Poynton.
Much of the route between Rose Hill and Macclesfield has been converted into a trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The main remnants of the railway are one (up) platform at the site of High Lane Station, both platforms at Higher Poynton, the viaduct at Bollington, the station house at Middlewood, and a brick cabin of some sort located between Higher Poynton and Bollington. The site of Bollington Station has been completely landscaped. Between Rose Hill and Higher Poynton, the route is often in cuttings. From Higher Poynton to Bollington the views become better. From Bollington to Macclesfield much of the trackbed has been used for a new road and the final couple of miles into the town use ordinary footpaths.
Around Higher Poynton the area is crisscrossed by several disused colliery railways, many of which can be explored easily from the Middlewood way. There is a small, but informative, visitors centre a few yards away from the trail at Higher Poynton and the Anson Engine Museum is with easy walking distance.