Notes: Breck Road Station was situated on the LNWR Canada Dock
Branch which ran from Edge Hill through the northern suburbs
of Liverpool to the Docks. The line opened to Canada Dock in
1866 for goods traffic. In 1870 a passenger service was extended
along the line from Tuebrook Station. On 5th September 1881
a branch was opened to Alexandra Dock which was also served
by passenger trains.
Breck Road Station was located on the top of an embankment on
the north side of the Breck Road Bridge. It was accessed by
steps leading up to the platforms from Street Level.
All of the stations on the line had closed by 31.5.1948 although
it continued to be used by Liverpool Lime Street - Southport
through coaches from and to London Euston. Latterly this service
was offered by a connecting DMU but when the Merseyrail Loop
and Link line opened in 1977 it was withdrawn.
Today all that remains are the two access gates from street
level which can be detected easily as they have been in-filled
with brick and the bridge structure is formed of sandstone.
To see the other
stations on the Canada Dock branch click on the station name:
Canada Dock, Spellow,
Anfield, Tue Brook,
Stanley & Edge