Spellow railway station

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Spellow
Location
Place Walton
Area Liverpool
Grid reference SJ356944
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
September 1882 Station opened
31 May 1948 Station 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

Spellow railway station was a station located in Liverpool, England.

History[edit]

The station opened in September 1882, as an immediate station from Canada Dock on the Canada Dock Branch, which ran from the docks north of Liverpool to Edge Hill.

The station building was located on County Road, Walton, with steps at the back of the station, leading down to the platforms, which were situated in a deep rock cutting.

Spellow station closed to passengers on 31 May 1948, but the line continued to be used by trains running from Liverpool Lime Street to Southport Chapel Street.

It was proposed that Spellow station would reopen to passengers in 1977 as part of the new Merseyrail network, along with all the other stations closed on the Canada Dock Branch, but this never came to fruition however this remains a possibility in the future if Merseyrail decides to extend their current network.

Today, the station building still stands and is currently in use by a bookmakers.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Canada Dock
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Canada Dock Branch
  Walton & Anfield
Line and station closed
Bootle Balliol Road
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Alexandra Dock Branch
 
Bootle Oriel Road
Line closed, station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
 

Coordinates: 53°26′34″N 2°58′14″W / 53.4428°N 2.9705°W / 53.4428; -2.9705