Allerton railway station

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Allerton
Location
Place Garston
Area Liverpool
Grid reference SJ408849
Operations
Pre-grouping Northern
Platforms 2
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 0.011 million
History
15 February 1864 Station opens
? Station renamed Allerton for Garston and Woolton
6 May 1974[1] Station renamed Allerton
30 July 2005 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Allerton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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

Allerton railway station was a railway station on the City Line of the Merseyrail network, located in the suburbs of Liverpool, England.

History[edit]

It opened on 15 February 1864 with the opening of the St Helens Railway's extension to Edge Hill.[2]

Despite the name, it was not located in the suburb of Allerton, but in neighbouring Garston. The station was located at the junction of the routes from Liverpool to Manchester and Crewe.

A 1913 Railway Clearing House map (left) of railways in the vicinity of Allerton

Prior to closure, the station was served by the hourly Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road service. A stopping service to Crewe ran for many years, but was withdrawn in the early 1990s.

Allerton lost much of its traffic in 1978 when the nearby Garston station reopened on Merseyrail's Northern Line, offering a faster, more frequent service to Liverpool Central.

Despite the low passenger numbers, the station retained a staffed booking office - open all day when trains were running - in accordance with the policy of the local PTE, Merseytravel.

Closure[edit]

The station closed to passengers on 30 July 2005[2] and underwent a complete rebuild, reopening on 11 June 2006 as Liverpool South Parkway. The original station buildings were demolished, and the subway linking the platforms, located at the Liverpool end of the station was filled in. A new, modern structure of glass and steel has been built, with a footbridge over the platforms at the south end of the station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hunts Cross   Northern
Liverpool to Manchester Line
(Station replaced by Liverpool South Parkway)
  West Allerton
  Historical railways  
Speke
Line open, station closed
  LNWR   West Allerton
Line and station open
Disused railways
Church Road Garston
Line and station closed
  LNWR
St Helens Railway
  West Allerton
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  2. ^ a b "SB-Sites: Allerton Station". Subterranea Britannica "Disused Stations" website. Nick Catford. 2008-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 

Coordinates: 53°21′31″N 2°53′27″W / 53.35855°N 2.89096°W / 53.35855; -2.89096