Blowick railway station

Blowick railway station was on the Manchester and Southport Railway in the Blowick suburb of Southport, Merseyside. Situated on a level crossing on Meols Cop Road (B5276), the station opened as Cop End in early 1871, and was renamed Blowick on 1 October 1871. The station closed on 25 September 1939, and this section of the line closed on 14 June 1965, forcing trains to divert through Meols Cop on a section of the old Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway.[2]

Blowick
Blowick railway station.jpg
Blowick railway station circa 1910.
General information
LocationBlowick, Sefton
England
Grid referenceSD358162
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyManchester and Southport Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
early 1871Opened as Cop End
1 October 1871Renamed Blowick
25 September 1939Closed[1]
Site of Blowick railway station in 1964.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 68, 37. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  2. ^ 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
Southport Chapel Street
until 1883
Line closed, station open
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Manchester and Southport Railway
  Bescar Lane
Line closed, station open
St Luke's
from 1883
Line and station closed
   

Coordinates: 53°38′19″N 2°58′17″W / 53.63851°N 2.97151°W / 53.63851; -2.97151