Pier Head railway station

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Pier Head
Location
Place Liverpool
Area Liverpool, Merseyside
Grid reference SJ339904
Operations
Post-grouping Liverpool Overhead Railway
Platforms 2
History
6 March 1893 Opened
30 December 1956 Closed completely
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

Pier Head was a railway station on the Liverpool Overhead Railway. Opened on 6 March 1893 by the Marquis of Salisbury, it was located close to the landing stage of the Mersey Ferry, and next to the land on which the Royal Liver Building was built in 1911.[1]

The station was the busiest railway station on the overhead network, providing connections to trams, buses and ferries.[2] When constructed it was expected to be this busy, and so additional staircases were built.[3]

The station closed, along with the rest of the line on 30 December 1956. No evidence of this station remains.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
James St. (LOR)   Liverpool Overhead Railway   Princes Dock

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Dockers' Umbrella: City railway served Liverpool's busy port". Liverpool Echo. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Bolger, Paul (2007). The Docker's Umbrella: A History of Liverpool Overhead Railway. The Bluecoat Press. p. 39. ISBN 187256805X. 
  3. ^ Adrian Jarvis (1996). Portrait of the Liverpool Overhead Railway. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0711024685. 

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Coordinates: 53°24′22″N 2°59′42″W / 53.4060°N 2.9951°W / 53.4060; -2.9951