Seaforth & Litherland railway station

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Seaforth & Litherland National Rail
Seaforth & Litherland
Location
Place Seaforth
Local authority Sefton
Coordinates 53°27′57″N 3°00′18″W / 53.4657°N 3.0050°W / 53.4657; -3.0050Coordinates: 53°27′57″N 3°00′18″W / 53.4657°N 3.0050°W / 53.4657; -3.0050
Grid reference SJ333970
Operations
Station code SFL
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.300 million
2005/06 Increase 0.336 million
2006/07 Increase 0.337 million
2007/08 Increase 0.362 million
2008/09 Increase 0.832 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.766 million
2010/11 Increase 0.789 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.761 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.684 million
2013/14 Increase 0.731 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C3
History
Original company Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 October 1850 (1850-10-01) Opened as Seaforth
July 1905 Renamed Seaforth and Litherland
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Seaforth & Litherland from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Seaforth & Litherland railway station is a railway station in Seaforth, Sefton, England on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network. It also serves the adjacent area of Litherland.

History[edit]

The main section of the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway (LCSR), that between Waterloo and Southport, opened in July 1848.[1] On 1 October 1850, the line was extended southwards to Sandhills, where it connected with an existing line into Liverpool from Preston and from Bury. Among the intermediate stations on the extension was one at Seaforth, situated 4 12 miles (7.2 km) from the new southern terminus at Liverpool (Tithebarn Street) (later Liverpool Exchange).[2] The LCSR was absorbed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at the start of 1855.[3] Seaforth station was renamed Seaforth and Litherland in July 1905.[4] The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the start of 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948 and in 1978 the station became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line (operated by British Rail until privatised in 1995).

The station also provided a service from 2 July 1905 to Dingle in south Liverpool (and all intermediate stations running parallel with the Liverpool dock system) via Liverpool on the Liverpool Overhead Railway up until 30 December 1956, when the LOR was closed and later demolished. The station underwent improvement work in 2009.

Gallery[edit]

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes throughout the day from Monday to Saturday and on summer Sundays to Southport to the north, and to Hunts Cross in Liverpool via Liverpool Central to the south. Winter Sunday services are every 30 minutes in each direction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 152. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1. 
  2. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 153
  3. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 154
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 207. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bootle New Strand   Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Waterloo
Disused railways
Gladstone Dock   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
North Mersey Branch
  Waterloo
Seaforth Sands   Liverpool Overhead Railway