Formby Power Station railway station
|Formby Power Station|
Derelict railway power station at Altcar, Formby
|Area||Metropolitan Borough of Sefton|
|Original company||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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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 Liverpool—Southport 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.
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
- 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.
- Formby Power Station - Formby Civic Society
- Science and Society Picture Library - Search for "Formby Power Station".
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