Park Lane railway goods station

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Park Lane Goods
09 Warehouses etc at the end of the Tunnel towards Wapping, from Bury's Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1831 - artfinder 267568.jpg
The facilities in 1831
Location
Place Wapping Dock
Area Liverpool
Coordinates 53°23′52″N 2°59′08″W / 53.3977°N 2.9855°W / 53.3977; -2.9855Coordinates: 53°23′52″N 2°59′08″W / 53.3977°N 2.9855°W / 53.3977; -2.9855
Grid reference SJ344894
Operations
Original company Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1830 Opened
1972 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
All that remains is the Wapping Tunnel's portal at Kings Dock Road

Park Lane was the world's first goods terminus on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway serving the south end Liverpool Docks. The station was opened in 1830. Its initial name was Wapping Station.[1] The goods station was accessed from Edge Hill rail junction in the east of the city via the 1.26 miles (2.03 km) long Wapping Tunnel.

The goods station suffered from heavy German air raids during the Second World War, being mostly rebuilt after the conflict. The station along with the Wapping Tunnel was closed in 1972 and subsequently demolished. The tunnel remains intact.

Future proposals[edit]

The Kings Dock Arena is opposite the Wapping Tunnel's portal. There have been many calls to reuse the long tunnel giving a station serving the Kings Dock Arena and immediate docks on the old goods station site.

In August 2009, the Liverpool Daily Post reported that a new Merseyrail Light-rail tram-train link from Edge Hill in the east of the city to the Arena at Kings Dock near the city centre is also being considered. The Wapping Tunnel links the two locations.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Port Cities: - Building the Liverpool and Manchester Railway". PortCities Liverpool. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Tram link bid for Liverpool airport". Liverpool Daily Post. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Wapping Tunnel
  Crown Street
Line and station closed