Crank Halt railway station

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Crank Halt
Location
Place Rainford
Area St Helens
Coordinates 53°28′54″N 2°45′13″W / 53.48160°N 2.75370°W / 53.48160; -2.75370Coordinates: 53°28′54″N 2°45′13″W / 53.48160°N 2.75370°W / 53.48160; -2.75370
Grid reference SJ501987
Operations
Pre-grouping LNWR
Post-grouping St. Helens Railway, LNWR, British Railways (London Midland Region)[1]
Platforms Two[2]
History
April 1858
18 June 1951
6 July 1964[3]
Opened
Closed (passenger services)
Closed (all services)
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Crank Halt was a railway station serving the village of Crank, in Lancashire, England on the St Helens - Ormskirk line.

History[edit]

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[4]

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[edit]

1911 map of the Ormskirk to St Helens area showing the location of Crank station, lower centre right

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.

Bibliography[edit]

Butt, R.V.J, The Directory of Railway Stations, 1995, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-508-1

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