Seaforth Sands railway station

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Seaforth Sands
Seaforth Sands railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Liverpool
Area Liverpool, Merseyside
Operations
Post-grouping Liverpool Overhead Railway
Platforms 2
History
30 April 1894 Opened
30 Dec 1956 Closed completely
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Seaforth Sands was a terminus station located on the Liverpool Overhead Railway at Seaforth, west of Crosby Road South, Knowsley Road and Rimrose Road junctions.

The station opened on 30 April 1894, as a northern extension from Alexandra Dock (LOR).

With the LOR's second northern extension to Seaforth & Litherland on 2 July 1905, a 'through' station was opened by the same name, the former station then only being used at peak times. This was later demolished and replaced by a large carriage shed.

It was the last overhead station before the junction with the North Mersey Branch. The weight gauge meant that while LOR trains could operate on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway electrified network, the reverse was not true.

As LOR trains ran at a lower voltage than the Lancashire and Yorkshire electric trains, LOR trains were permitted to operate with their motors in series mode only on the North Mersey Branch.

The station was victim to a serious arson attack in early 1956. However, the station closed, along with the rest of the line on 30 December 1956. No evidence of this station remains.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Gladstone Dock (LYR)   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
  Seaforth & Litherland
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
North Mersey Branch
  Linacre Road
Gladstone Dock (LOR)   Liverpool Overhead Railway   Terminus

Coordinates: 53°27′32″N 3°00′39″W / 53.4589°N 3.0109°W / 53.4589; -3.0109