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Otterspool railway station

Otterspool station was a railway station in Liverpool, England. It was located between St Michaels and Aigburth stations on the Garston and Liverpool Railway.

Otterspool
Location
PlaceOtterspool
AreaLiverpool
Coordinates53°22′07″N 2°56′07″W / 53.3685°N 2.9353°W / 53.3685; -2.9353Coordinates: 53°22′07″N 2°56′07″W / 53.3685°N 2.9353°W / 53.3685; -2.9353
Grid referenceSJ378862
Operations
Original companyGarston and Liverpool Railway
Pre-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Post-groupingCheshire Lines Committee
Platforms2[1][2][3]
History
1 June 1864 (1864-06-01)Opened[1]
5 March 1951Closed[1]
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

The station opened in 1864 and was absorbed into the Cheshire Lines Committee in 1865. It closed in 1951, due to low passenger numbers. The station was at the end of a long and otherwise empty lane running alongside Otterspool Park. Both the lane (the end of Otterspool Road) and the station building still exist, but the main building is now a private dwelling and a subsidiary building is derelict and mostly obscured by undergrowth. Whatever may remain of the platforms cannot be seen under vegetation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Station Name: Otterspool". Disused Stations. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  2. ^ Linsley 2000, p. 160.
  3. ^ Gell 1985, p.29 & Front Cover.

SourcesEdit

  • Gell, Rob (1985). An Illustrated Survey of Liverpool's Railway Stations 1830-1985. Crosby, Merseyside: Heyday Publishing. ISBN 978-0-947562-03-8.
  • Linsley, Robin (2000). Railways in camera : archive photographs of the great age of steam from the Public Record Office : 1860-1913. Stroud: Sutton Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84015-109-1.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
St Michaels
Line and station open
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Garston and Liverpool Railway
  Mersey Road and Aigburth
Line and station open