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Headbolt Lane is a proposed new railway station in the Northwood area of Kirkby, Merseyside, England. As part of the planned extension of Merseyrail's Northern Line along the Kirkby Branch Line, the station was initially expected to provide "turn-back" platforms for interchange between Merseyrail electric and Northern diesel services, replacing the existing transfer facilities at Kirkby station.[1]

Headbolt Lane National Rail
Location
PlaceKirkby
Local authorityKnowsley
Grid referenceSJ417999
Operations
Managed byMerseyrail
Number of platforms1
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
History
2013Failed to receive Major Scheme Funding
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The proposal failed to receive Major Scheme Funding in 2013.[2] However it was mentioned in Merseytravel's 2014 30-year plan.[3] The Electrification Task force placed electrifying the line from Kirkby to Salford Crescent via Wigan in a Tier 1 priority category in 2015.[4][5] By 2017, Merseytravel and Lancashire County Council had committed £5 million into a study to re-open the line to Skelmersdale with the construction of a new station at Headbolt Lane as part of the plans. Initial estimates suggest that the building of the line with new stations at Headbolt Lane and Skelmersdale would cost around £300 million and would take up to a decade to deliver.[6]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kirkby   Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Rainford

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Millions to be spent on Mersey rail network
  2. ^ Final Prioritised Major Funding Applications Merseytravel
  3. ^ Shennan, Paddy (28 August 2014). "Merseytravel plan to open or reopen host of new stations". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  4. ^ Rudgard, Olivia (5 March 2015). "Two Merseyside lines prioritised for electrification". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  5. ^ https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/priority-electrification-routes-sent-to-government/
  6. ^ Houghton, Alistair (18 September 2017). "Skelmersdale rail link moves step closer as £5m funding revealed". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 19 September 2017.

Coordinates: 53°29′34″N 2°52′44″W / 53.492835°N 2.878862°W / 53.492835; -2.878862