Southport London Street railway station

Southport London Street was a railway station in Southport, Merseyside.

Southport London Street
London Street Excursion Platforms.jpg
London Street excursion platforms at Southport Chapel Street, as viewed from the Victoria footbridge in 1965.
LocationSouthport, Metropolitan Borough of Sefton
England
Coordinates53°38′43″N 3°00′00″W / 53.6454°N 2.9999°W / 53.6454; -2.9999Coordinates: 53°38′43″N 3°00′00″W / 53.6454°N 2.9999°W / 53.6454; -2.9999
Grid referenceSD339170
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyManchester and Southport Railway
Pre-groupingManchester and Southport Railway
Key dates
9 April 1855Opened
1 April 1857Closed

HistoryEdit

It opened on 9 April 1855 as the East Lancashire Railway's terminus for the Manchester and Southport Railway, a line that it operated with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. The station closed on 1 April 1857, with all services transferred to the adjacent Southport Chapel Street, though the station buildings remained in use as a 'repairing shed' (according to the 1894 Ordnance Survey). An expansion of Chapel Street in 1914 swallowed the site completely, though its name was preserved with platforms 12 and 13 dubbed the "London Street Excursion Platforms". When Chapel Street was rebuilt in the early 1970s, the excursion platforms were filled in to make space for a car park.

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Gahan, John W. (1985). Seaport to Seaside. Countyvise Limited. pp. 91–93. ISBN 0-907768-07-5., and Avon Anglia Publications, ISBN 0-905466-73-X.
  • 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
Bescar Lane   East Lancashire Railway
Manchester and Southport Railway
  Terminus