Southport London Street railway station

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Southport London Street
London Street Excursion Platforms.jpg
London Street excursion platforms at Southport Chapel Street, as viewed from the Victoria footbridge in 1965.
Location
Place Southport
Area Metropolitan Borough of Sefton
Coordinates 53°38′43″N 3°00′00″W / 53.6454°N 2.9999°W / 53.6454; -2.9999Coordinates: 53°38′43″N 3°00′00″W / 53.6454°N 2.9999°W / 53.6454; -2.9999
Grid reference SD339170
Operations
Original company Manchester and Southport Railway
Pre-grouping Manchester and Southport Railway
History
9 April 1855 Opened
1 April 1857 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Southport London Street was a railway station in Southport, Merseyside.

History[edit]

It opened on 9 April 1855 as the East Lancashire Railway's terminus for the Manchester and Southport Railway, a line that it operated with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. The station closed on 1 April 1857, with all services transferred to the adjacent Southport Chapel Street, though the station buildings remained in use as a goods depot. An expansion of Chapel Street in 1914 swallowed the site completely, though its name was preserved with platforms 12 and 13 dubbed the "London Street Excursion Platforms". When Chapel Street was rebuilt in the early 1970s, the excursion platforms were filled in to make space for a car park.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Gahan, John W. (1985). Seaport to Seaside. Countyvise Limited. pp. 91–93. ISBN 0-907768-07-5. , and Avon Anglia Publications, ISBN 0-905466-73-X.
  • Gell, Rob (1986). An Illustrated Survey of Railway Stations Between Southport & Liverpool 1848-1986. Heyday Publishing Company. ISBN 0-947562-04-4. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bescar Lane   East Lancashire Railway
Manchester and Southport Railway
  Terminus