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Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway

The Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway (LC&SR) received parliamentary authorization on 2 July 1847 and opened between Southport and Liverpool, on 24 July 1848. The Liverpool terminal was a temporary station on the viaduct passing near to Waterloo Goods station.[1]

Liverpool, Crosby
and Southport Railway
Entrance to Waterloo (Merseyside) railway station.jpg
Waterloo Station
Overview
LocaleLancashire
Merseyside
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm
(4 ft 8 12 in)
standard gauge
Route map
Southport Chapel Street
Southport Eastbank Street
Birkdale
Hillside
Ainsdale
Freshfield
Formby
Formby Power Station
Altcar Rifle Range
Hightown
Hall Road
Crosby
Waterloo
Seaforth
Marsh Lane
Bootle Village
to Bankfield Goods
Bootle
Miller's Bridge
Bank Hall
to North Dock Goods
Sandhills
Liverpool Exchange

Contents

LC&SR later operationsEdit

The line was extended from Waterloo Goods Station to Liverpool Tithebarn Street/Liverpool Exchange, the station had two names, which later settled on the name Liverpool Exchange station, on 13 May 1850.[2][3] The original Southport terminus was at Eastbank Street, until that station was closed on the opening of the current Chapel Street station on 22 August 1851.[4]

Operations by the Lancashire & Yorkshire RailwayEdit

The LC&SR became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR), on 14 June 1855.[5] The LYR electrified the line, using the third-rail system, and services started on 5 April 1904. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923.

British Railways and later operationsEdit

Nationalisation followed in 1948, and the line was destined for closure under the 1960s Beeching plan but survived. In 1978 it became part of the Merseyrail Network's Northern Line, operated by British Rail until it was privatised in 1995. Since 2003 the line has been operated by the Serco-Abellio consortium as part of its contract to operate Merseyrail.

Stations on the Liverpool and Southport lineEdit

Stations on the line serve the following places:

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 88
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Liverpool Exchange Station".
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 145
  4. ^ Butt 1995, p. 216
  5. ^ Awdry, p. 88
Bibliography
  • Awdry, Christopher (1990), Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies, Patrick Stephens Limited, ISBN 1-85260-049-7
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995), The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Limited, ISBN 1-85260-508-1

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