Wyre Dock railway station

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Wyre Dock / Fleetwood
Location
Place Wyre Dock, Fleetwood
Area Wyre
Coordinates 53°55′09″N 3°00′51″W / 53.9192°N 3.0142°W / 53.9192; -3.0142Coordinates: 53°55′09″N 3°00′51″W / 53.9192°N 3.0142°W / 53.9192; -3.0142
Operations
Original company Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway / London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping LYR / LNWR
Platforms 2
History
1885 Opened
18 April 1966 Renamed "Fleetwood"
1 June 1970 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Wyre Dock railway station served Fleetwood in Lancashire, England from 1885 to 1970.

The goods branch into the docks was shunted by small locomotives, latterly by the LMS Fowler Dock Tanks. 47165 is in steam at Fleetwood in 1958

Wyre Dock passenger station was constructed in 1885,[1] on the Fleetwood Branch Line from Poulton-le-Fylde, about half a mile from the Fleetwood main terminus. The station stood at the southern end of Dock Street, about a quarter mile from Wyre Dock itself. There had been a branch line for freight only to Wyre Dock since its construction in 1877, to support the distribution of fish. Fleetwood locomotive depot was located on the east side of the line south of the station. It was closed by British Railways in 1965.

Fleetwood's main terminus was closed on 18 April 1966, as a result of the Beeching Cuts, and Wyre Dock was renamed "Fleetwood" station, as the terminus of the Fleetwood Branch Line.[2] However, all passenger services between Poulton-le-Fylde and Fleetwood were withdrawn after the last train on 30 May 1970,[3] and the station was demolished. Light industry developed in the area, and, in the 1990s, the new A585 Amounderness Way bypass was built on the former railway bed.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Suggitt, p.37
  2. ^ Welch, p.28
  3. ^ Suggitt, p.41

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Maps showing
Wyre Dock Station
NPE Maps (1947)
Vision of Britain  
OS 1:2500 Map on MARIO (1892)
Other maps

53°55′09″N 3°00′51″W / 53.9192°N 3.0142°W / 53.9192; -3.0142

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Fleetwood
until 1966
  LNWR / LYR
Fleetwood Branch Line
  Burn Naze Halt
Terminus
after 1966
  London Midland Region
Fleetwood Branch Line