Crossens railway station

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53°39′59″N 2°57′04″W / 53.666434°N 2.951245°W / 53.666434; -2.951245

Crossens railway station was a railway station serving Crossens, a suburb of Southport, Sefton, Merseyside, England. Located on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway main line between Southport and Preston, it was opened to passengers by the West Lancashire Railway. In April 1904 it became the last electrified station on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's suburban lines from Liverpool Exchange railway station, forming a mock terminus of the Southport - Crossens electric branch. Services ended on 6 September 1964 with the closure of the Southport to Preston line.[1][2]

Layout[edit]

The station consisted of two platforms. A turnback track siding was provided for the electric Class 502 trains if a through train to either Southport or Preston was scheduled.

Just beyond the end of the electrified section was a level crossing with a controlling signal box on the line from Southport to Preston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, J (1981). Forgotten Railways: North West England. David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Newton Abbott. ISBN 0-7153-8003-6; p.152
  2. ^ Cadwallader, Jonathan and Jenkins, Martin (2010) Merseyside Electrics, Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7110-3417-4 (p34 has colour photo of Crossens station looking north, with electric train M29865M in platform)


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Churchtown
towards Southport
  West Lancashire Railway   Banks
towards Preston