Dingle railway station

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This article is about the closed railway station in Liverpool, England. For the railway station in County Kerry, Ireland, see Tralee and Dingle Light Railway.
Dingle
Dingle railway station in 2005.jpg
Dingle in 2005
Location
Place Liverpool
Area England
Operations
Original company Liverpool Overhead Railway
History
21 December 1896 Station opened
30 December 1956 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Dingle railway station is a disused underground railway station located on the Liverpool Overhead Railway (LOR), at the south end of Park Road, Dingle, Liverpool. It was the only below ground station on the line. Trains accessed the station via a half-mile underground tunnel, bored from the cliff face at Herculaneum Dock to Park Road. It is the last remaining part of the Overhead railway, with the surface entrance still standing and the former platform and track area in use as a garage called "Roscoe Engineering".

History[edit]

The extension to a new southern terminus at Dingle was opened on 21 December 1896.[1] There were plans for the tunnel to extend further inland with a few more stations when funds were available.

In December 1901 an electrical fire resulted in the death of six people and the temporarily closure of the station for several months.

Along with the rest of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, the station closed permanently on 30 December 1956.

At approximately 11:30am on 24 July 2012, part of the tunnel near Dingle railway station collapsed. A number of homes above this section of the tunnel have been evacuated, until a full structural report is completed.[2][3] In October 2013 work commenced to repair the tunnel.[4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Liverpool Overhead Railway   Herculaneum Dock

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolger, Paul (2004-11-22). "Site Name: Liverpool Overhead Railway & Dingle Station". Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Toxteth train tunnel collapse investigated". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Homes near Toxteth tunnel collapse checked for safety". BBC New. BBC. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Work to begin on repairing collapsed Liverpool Overhead Railway tunnel". Liverpool Echo. Liverpool Eco. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137. 

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Coordinates: 53°22′53″N 2°57′30″W / 53.3814°N 2.9584°W / 53.3814; -2.9584