Seaforth Sands railway station
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|Post-grouping||Liverpool Overhead Railway|
|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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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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