Formby Power Station railway station

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Formby Power Station
Derelict railway power station at Altcar, Formby - geograph.org.uk - 96901.jpg
Derelict railway power station at Altcar, Formby
Location
Place Formby
Area Metropolitan Borough of Sefton
Coordinates 53°32′33″N 3°03′58″W / 53.5424°N 3.0661°W / 53.5424; -3.0661Coordinates: 53°32′33″N 3°03′58″W / 53.5424°N 3.0661°W / 53.5424; -3.0661
Grid reference SD293056
Operations
Original company Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
c.1917 Opened
c.1944 Closed
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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Formby Power Station railway station was a railway station on the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway, situated south of Hogshill Lane and just north of the River Alt.

History[edit]

The station opened c. 1917 as a small halt for employees of the nearby power station at Formby, a railway installation which generated current for the LiverpoolSouthport line. The station closed c. 1944, while the power station itself closed in 1946, though the line remains open and is today used by trains on the Merseyrail Northern Line.

The power station building was later used by Metal Closures Rosslite Ltd as a factory producing expanded polystyrene packaging and insulation products, and then as a business centre. The site is now derelict, however recently plans have been announced to convert the building for residential use.[1]

In 2016 the building was demolished and the whole site was levelled and work has started on a new housing development, leaving no trace the station was ever there. As of August 2016 building was completed on the site, however the promised barrier disconnecting all vehicle access to the site apart from through Park Road was never installed.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Altcar Rifle Range   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
  Formby

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Gahan, John W. (1985). Seaport to Seaside. Countyvise Limited. p. 87. ISBN 0-907768-07-5.  and Avon Anglia Publications, ISBN 0-905466-73-X.
  • Gell, Rob (1986). An Illustrated Survey of Railway Stations Between Southport & Liverpool 1848-1986. Heyday Publishing Company. ISBN 0-947562-04-4. 

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