Crank Halt railway station
|Post-grouping||St. Helens Railway, LNWR, British Railways (London Midland Region)|
18 June 1951
6 July 1964
Closed (passenger services)
Closed (all services)
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It was named Crank railway station from its opening for passengers on 1 February 1858 until 9 September 1940 when it was renamed Crank Halt
The station was operated by the St Helens Railway, LNWR, the London Midland and Scottish Railway from 1923 and finally British Railways (London Midland Region) until it closed in 1951 for scheduled passenger services. However, the line remained open for goods services and for passenger excursions and diversions up until 1964.
Location and facilities
The station was on the minor road from St Helens to Crank, at the foot of the hill up to the village. This later became the B5201. It was located just east of the level crossing and had wooden buildings on each platform with curved overhanging roofs to provide protection from inclement weather.
Butt, R.V.J, The Directory of Railway Stations, 1995, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-508-1