Southport Central railway station

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Southport Central
Place Southport
Area Sefton
Coordinates 53°38′46″N 2°59′50″W / 53.6461°N 2.9972°W / 53.6461; -2.9972Coordinates: 53°38′46″N 2°59′50″W / 53.6461°N 2.9972°W / 53.6461; -2.9972
Grid reference SD342171
Original company West Lancashire Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
4 September 1882 (1882-09-04) Station opened
1 May 1901 (1901-05-01) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Southport Central was a railway station in Southport, Lancashire, England.


It was opened on 4 September 1882[1] as the terminus of the West Lancashire Railway from Preston; it replaced the temporary terminus at Windsor Road which had been in use since 10 June 1878.[2]

The station was designed by the architect Charles Henry Driver[3] and also known as Southport Derby Road.

From 2 September 1887 it was also the terminus of the Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway whose services to Liverpool ran over the Cheshire Lines Committee's route between Altcar and Hillhouse and Aintree, and then over the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) into Liverpool Exchange.[4]

In July 1897, both lines were absorbed into the LYR. Southport Central closed to passengers on 1 May 1901[1] when all services were transferred to the nearby Southport Chapel Street station. It remained in use as a goods depot for many years. The old station has subsequently been demolished and is now a supermarket car park.


  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 216. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 164,166. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1. 
  3. ^ "Opening of the Southport and Preston Railway". Liverpool Mercury. British Newspaper Archive. 16 September 1882. Retrieved 7 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Marshall 1969, pp. 168,170

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
West Lancashire Railway
  Southport Ash Street
Line and station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway