Gateacre railway station
|Line||North Liverpool Extension Line|
|Original company||Cheshire Lines Committee|
|Pre-grouping||Cheshire Lines Committee|
|Post-grouping||Cheshire Lines Committee|
|1 December 1879||Station opened to passengers as "Gateacre (for Woolton)"|
|March 1882||Opened for goods|
|4 December 1965||Closed for goods|
|15 April 1972||Closed completely|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Gateacre (for Woolton) railway station was located on the North Liverpool Extension Line on the north side of Belle Vale Road, Gateacre, Liverpool, England. Next door was the Black Bull public house which still existed in 2015.
Official maps, tickets, timetables, a large exterior station sign and platform nameboards variously refer to the station as "Gateacre", "Gateacre, for Woolton", "Gateacre for Woolton" and "Gateacre & Woolton". "Gateacre" is pronounced "Gattiker."
The station had outlived those on the same line north of Aintree by twenty years and all the remainder by twelve years when it closed to passengers on 15 April 1972. It had latterly been the suburban terminus of the sole residual service from Liverpool Central (High Level). It was planned that the station would reopen as the southern terminus of Merseyrail's Northern Line. This never occurred, with Hunts Cross becoming the terminus. The tracks through the station site were used for freight trains to Liverpool Docks until 1975. They were lifted in early 1979.
By 2015 the trackbed though the station site formed part of the Trans Pennine Trail.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line closed, station open
|Cheshire Lines Committee
North Liverpool Extension Line
Line and station closed
Line closed, station open
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- Pixton, Bob (2007). Liverpool Manchester 2:Cheshire Lines. Southampton: Kestrel Railway Books. ISBN 978-1-905505-03-6.
- "The station's history". Disused Stations UK.
- "The station on a 1948 O.S. map". npe Maps.
- "The station on an 1888 OS map overlay". National Library of Scotland.
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- "The trackbed". Sustrans.
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- "The residual service". 8D Association.
- "Gateacre and its station". Brian Daugherty.
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