Hesketh Park railway station

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Hesketh Park
Location
Place Churchtown
Area Sefton
Coordinates 53°39′18″N 2°58′44″W / 53.655113°N 2.978847°W / 53.655113; -2.978847Coordinates: 53°39′18″N 2°58′44″W / 53.655113°N 2.978847°W / 53.655113; -2.978847
Grid reference SD35401807
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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Hesketh Park railway station was on the West Lancashire Railway in England. It was close to Hesketh Park in Southport.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1878.[1] In 1904 third-rail electrification of the line from Southport Chapel Street was completed to Crossens and electric trains served this station. Following extension of the electrification to Meols Cop in 1909 these electric trains ran first to Meols Cop then reversed before reaching Hesketh Park. Steam trains from Southport to Preston and beyond travelled to Hesketh Park directly from Southport without passing through Meols Cop. The line to Preston closed on 7 September 1964, having been steam operated until the end. The electric service to Southport & Liverpool was withdrawn at the same time, though freight traffic continued until 1967.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Southport Ash Street
towards Southport
  West Lancashire Railway
until 1902
  Churchtown
towards Preston
St Luke's
towards Southport
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
West Lancashire Line from 1902
 
Meols Cop
towards Southport
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Southport-Crossens electric service
  Churchtown
towards Crossens

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Station Name: Hesketh Park". Disused Stations. Retrieved 28 February 2016.