Southport and Cheshire Lines Extension Railway

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Southport and Cheshire
Lines Extension Railway
Overview
LocaleLancashire
Merseyside
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Route map

Aintree Central
Aintree
Old Roan
Sefton and Maghull
Lydiate
Altcar and Hillhouse
Barton
Mossbridge
Freshfield
Woodvale
Ainsdale
Ainsdale Beach
Birkdale Palace
Southport Lord Street

The Southport & Cheshire Lines Extension Railway is a now-disused railway line in Merseyside, England. It was built by the Cheshire Lines Committee, extending the North Liverpool Extension Line to Southport in 1884.[1][2]

Route[edit]

Closure[edit]

Passenger services ended 7 January 1952 and goods six months later. The line remained in intermittent use from Aintree to Altcar and Hillhouse to provide access to private sidings until May 1960, when the line was finally lifted.

The route today[edit]

The trackbed forms part of National Cycle Network Route 62, the Trans Pennine Trail. From Woodvale northwards the trail is joined by the Sefton Coastal Road.

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ Bolger 1984, pp. 5-9.
  2. ^ Dow 1962, pp. 140-2.
Sources
  • Bolger, Paul (1984). An Illustrated History of the Cheshire Lines Committee. Merseyside: Heyday Publishing Company. ISBN 0-947562-00-1.
  • Dow, George (1962). Great Central, Volume Two: Dominion of Watkin, 1864–1899. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1469-8.

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