Crossens railway station

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Crossens
Location
Place Crossens
Area Sefton
Coordinates 53°39′59″N 2°57′04″W / 53.666434°N 2.951245°W / 53.666434; -2.951245Coordinates: 53°39′59″N 2°57′04″W / 53.666434°N 2.951245°W / 53.666434; -2.951245
Grid reference SD37241930
Operations
Original company West Lancashire Railway
Pre-grouping
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2[1]
History
20 February 1878 (1878-02-20) Opened[1]
7 September 1964 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Crossens railway station was a railway station serving Crossens, a suburb of Southport, Sefton, Merseyside, England.

History[edit]

Located on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway main line between Southport and Preston, it was opened to passengers by the West Lancashire Railwayin 1878. In April 1904 it became the last electrified station on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's suburban lines from Liverpool Exchange railway station, forming a terminus of the Southport - Crossens electric branch. Services ended on 6 September 1964 with the closure of the Southport to Preston line.[2][3]

Layout[edit]

The station consisted of two platforms. A turnback track siding was provided for the electric Class 502 trains if a through train to either Southport or Preston was scheduled.

Just beyond the end of the electrified section was a level crossing with a controlling signal box on the line from Southport to Preston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Station Name: Crossens". Disused Stations. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Marshall, J (1981). Forgotten Railways: North West England. David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Newton Abbott. ISBN 0-7153-8003-6; p.152
  3. ^ Cadwallader, Jonathan and Jenkins, Martin (2010) Merseyside Electrics, Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7110-3417-4 (p34 has colour photo of Crossens station looking north, with electric train M29865M in platform)


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Churchtown
towards Southport
  West Lancashire Railway   Banks
towards Preston