Liscard and Poulton railway station

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Liscard and Poulton
Location
Place Wallasey
Area Wirral
Operations
Original company Wirral Railway
Pre-grouping LMS
Platforms One (island platform)
History
Key dates Opened 1 June 1895
Closed 4 January 1960
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Liscard and Poulton railway station was located in Wallasey, Wirral, England and was an intermediate station on the Seacombe branch of the Wirral Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened to passengers on 1 June 1895, hosting regular passenger services to Wrexham, Chester, West Kirby and New Brighton. The station consisted of an island platform, located deep in a sandstone cutting accessed from a road bridge on Mill Lane, with a booking office at street level. A coal siding with an adjoining sloping approach road were also located at the station.[1]

Passenger numbers were poor, although the line was also regularly used by goods traffic. When the majority of the Wirral Railway was electrified in 1938, the Seacombe branch was omitted.

Closure[edit]

The station was closed to passengers on 4 January 1960, although the line did continue to serve goods trains up until 1963. The route was then used to form the approach road to the Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Merseyside Railway History Group. Railway Stations of Wirral. Ian & Marilyn Boumphrey. p. 49. ISBN 1-899241-02-7. 
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Liscard & Poulton". Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 22 May 2008. 

Further reading[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Seacombe
Line and station closed
  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Wirral Railway
  Bidston
Line closed, station open
    Birkenhead North
Line closed, station open
    Wallasey Village
Line closed, station open

Coordinates: 53°24′48″N 3°03′09″W / 53.4133°N 3.0524°W / 53.4133; -3.0524