Ford (Merseyside) railway station

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Ford
Aintree Sorting Sidings geograph-2148242.jpg
Railway near Ford station, the site of which was near the road bridge in the background
Location
Place Netherton
Area Sefton
Coordinates 53°28′11″N 2°58′27″W / 53.4696°N 2.9743°W / 53.4696; -2.9743Coordinates: 53°28′11″N 2°58′27″W / 53.4696°N 2.9743°W / 53.4696; -2.9743
Grid reference SJ355974
Operations
Line North Mersey Branch
Original company Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 June 1906 Opened
2 April 1951 Closed (regular services)
1956 Closed (all services)
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
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Ford railway station was a station located on the North Mersey Branch at East of Netherton Way A5038, north Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

History[edit]

It opened for service on 1 June 1906 and closed on 2 April 1951. Passenger trains then only ran once a year on this line, transporting passengers for the Grand National, although this service also ceased in 1956. Demolition of Ford station was completed on 1 May 1959.

Reopening proposals[edit]

This section of the line still exists, although has no passenger services running and is no longer electrified, with the only trains running being for engineer access to the Ormskirk line. Plans to open this section as part of Merseyrail's Northern Line have been put forward in Sefton's transport plan, with the first details to emerge about its possible reopening being published by the media on 28 February 2008.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Aintree   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
  Linacre Road
Aintree Racecourse   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
North Mersey Branch