Preesall railway station

Preesall railway station served Preesall in Lancashire, England, from 1908 to 1930, although goods continued until 1950.

Preesall
LocationPreesall, Lancashire
England
Coordinates53°55′14″N 2°58′05″W / 53.9206°N 2.968°W / 53.9206; -2.968Coordinates: 53°55′14″N 2°58′05″W / 53.9206°N 2.968°W / 53.9206; -2.968
Grid referenceSD365475
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyKnott End Railway
Pre-groupingKnott End Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
3 August 1908 (1908-08-03)Opened
31 March 1930Closed to passengers
13 November 1950 (1950-11-13)Closed to goods

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 3 August 1908 by the Knott End Railway. It was situated on the east side of Park Lane. To the south was the goods yard which had a goods shed, a loading ramp, a crane and a weighbridge. The bus service introduced in the 1920s deemed the station uneconomic so it closed on 31 March 1930[1] and closed to goods on 13 November 1950. Only the platform face still remains.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 351. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Preesall Station". Disused Stations. Retrieved 9 January 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Knott End-on-Sea   Knott End Railway   Carr Lane