Knotty Ash railway station

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Knotty Ash & Stanley
Location
Place Knotty Ash
Area Liverpool
Coordinates 53°25′02″N 2°54′05″W / 53.4173°N 2.9014°W / 53.4173; -2.9014Coordinates: 53°25′02″N 2°54′05″W / 53.4173°N 2.9014°W / 53.4173; -2.9014
Grid reference SJ401915
Operations
Line North Liverpool Extension Line
Original company Cheshire Lines Committee
Pre-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
Post-grouping Cheshire Lines Committee
Platforms 2[1][2]
History
1 December 1879 Station opened to passengers as "Old Swan & Knotty Ash"
March 1882 Station opened for goods
1 November 1888 Station renamed "Knotty Ash & Stanley"
7 November 1960 Closed to passengers
6 September 1965 Closed to goods, except coal
1 May 1972 Closed completely[3][4]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Knotty Ash & Stanley railway station was located on the North Liverpool Extension Line to the north of the East Prescot Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England.

The station opened in 1879 as "Old Swan & Knotty Ash". It was renamed "Knotty Ash & Stanley" in 1888, but it was always referred to locally simply as "Knotty Ash". The station nameboards read "Knotty Ash".[5]

It closed to passengers on 7 November 1960, to general goods in 1965 and completely in 1972.

The line through the station was used by freight trains until 1975, the tracks were lifted in early 1979.

By 2015 the trackbed though the station site formed part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolger 1984, pp. 52-53.
  2. ^ Pixton 2007, p. 41.
  3. ^ Bolger 1984, pp. 8-9.
  4. ^ Butt 1995, p. xxx.
  5. ^ Bolger 1984, p. 53.

Sources[edit]

  • Bolger, Paul (1984). An Illustrated History of the Cheshire Lines Committee. Merseyside: Heyday Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-947562-00-7. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Pixton, Bob (2007). Liverpool Manchester 2:Cheshire Lines. Southampton: Kestrel Railway Books. ISBN 978-1-905505-03-6. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Childwall
Line and station closed
  Cheshire Lines Committee
North Liverpool Extension Line
  West Derby
Line and station closed