Alexandra Dock railway station

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Alexandra Dock
Location
Place Bootle
Area Sefton
Coordinates 53°26′45″N 3°00′10″W / 53.4459°N 3.0027°W / 53.4459; -3.0027Coordinates: 53°26′45″N 3°00′10″W / 53.4459°N 3.0027°W / 53.4459; -3.0027
Grid reference SJ335948
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1[1]
History
5 September 1881 Opened as Atlantic Dock
10 September 1881 Renamed Alexandra Dock
31 May 1948 Last passenger train
26 February 1949 Official closure[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Alexandra Dock railway station was located on the Alexandra Dock Branch, in Liverpool, England. The station served Alexandra Dock until the last train on 31 May 1948. Formal closure followed on 26 February 1949.[3]

History[edit]

Opened by the London and North Western Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923, passing on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was closed by the British Railways Board. As was common practice in the 1950s the station was left intact, sufficiently so for enthusiast's specials to call in 1959 and 1964.[1][4][5] By 1971 the station had been demolished and its tracks lifted.[6]

The site today[edit]

The buildings and terminating tracks have been obliterated by modern development, but the track past the station site still serves Seaforth Dock; there is a loop a short distance northeast of the station site.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gell 1985, Alphabetically under A.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 15 & 21.
  3. ^ The station's history Disused Stations
  4. ^ Merseyside Railtour 1959 Six Bells Junction
  5. ^ Merseyside Railtour 1964 Six Bells Junction
  6. ^ The station's history Disused Stations
  7. ^ The station with modern satellite overlay National Library of Scotland

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External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   London and North Western Railway
Alexandra Dock Branch
  Bootle Balliol Road
Line and station closed