Blowick railway station

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Blowick
Blowick railway station.jpg
Blowick railway station circa 1910.
Location
Place Blowick
Area Sefton
Grid reference SD358162
Operations
Original company Manchester and Southport Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
early 1871 Opened as Cop End
1 October 1871 Renamed Blowick
25 September 1939 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Blowick railway station was on the Manchester and Southport Railway in the Blowick suburb of Southport, Merseyside. Situated on a level crossing on Meols Cop Road (B5276), the station opened as Cop End in early 1871, and was renamed Blowick on 1 October 1871. The station closed on 25 September 1939, and this section of the line closed on 14 June 1965, forcing trains to divert through Meols Cop on a section of the old Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway.[2]

Site of Blowick railway station in 1964.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 68,37. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Gell, Rob (1986). An Illustrated Survey of Railway Stations Between Southport & Liverpool 1848-1986. Heyday Publishing Company, ISBN 0-947562-04-4.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Southport Chapel Street
until 1883
Line closed, station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Southport Railway
  Bescar Lane
Line closed, station open
St Luke's
from 1883
Line and station closed
   

Coordinates: 53°38′19″N 2°58′17″W / 53.63851°N 2.97151°W / 53.63851; -2.97151