Canning railway station

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Canning
Location
Place Liverpool
Area Liverpool, Merseyside
Grid reference SJ343898
Operations
Post-grouping Liverpool Overhead Railway
Platforms 2
History
6 March 1893 Opened
30 December 1956 Closed completely
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

Canning railway station (previously Custom House station) was a railway station on the Liverpool Overhead Railway.

It was opened on 6 March 1893 by the Marquis of Salisbury, originally as Custom House station, due to its nearby location to Custom House, Liverpool,[1] which was heavily bombed during The Blitz. After Customs moved to a new building the station was renamed Canning in 1947, so as not to confuse passengers.[2] Providing access to Custom House and a number of other busy work locations, Canning was one of the busiest stations on the railway.[3]

The station closed, along with the rest of the line on 30 December 1956. No evidence of this station remains.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wapping Dock   Liverpool Overhead Railway   James St. (LOR)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolger 1992, p. 46
  2. ^ "The Dockers' Umbrella: City railway served Liverpool's busy port". Liverpool Echo. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Adrian Jarvis (1996). Portrait of the Liverpool Overhead Railway. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0711024685. 

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Coordinates: 53°24′08″N 2°59′23″W / 53.40221°N 2.98970°W / 53.40221; -2.98970