Station Name: BRECK ROAD

 

[Source: Paul Wright]



Date opened: 1.7.1870
Location: North side of Townsend Lane (A580)
Company on opening: London North Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 31.5.1948
Date closed completely: 8.9.1969
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: Demolished - the gate access from street level can still be seen as they have been bricked up in a different material from the older wall.
County: Lancashire
OS Grid Ref: SJ376934
Date of visit: 20.8.2005

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Latterly this service was offered by a connecting DMU but when the Merseyrail Loop and Link line opened in 1977 it was withdrawn.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, Walton & Anfield, Tue Brook, Stanley & Edge Lane


Townsend Lane bridge in c. 1930's. Breck Road station can be seen on the left.
Photo received from Pete Higgins



The Southbound (Liverpool Lime Street) platform gateway at street level. From here steps
led up to the platform
P
hoto by Paul Wright


The station site looking towards the north west taken from the east side of the railway bridge.
P
hoto by Paul Wright

the bricked up gateway that would have led to the Canada Dock platform. This entrance can be seen in the 1930's picture above.
Photo by Paul Wright

 

 

 

[Source: Paul Wright]


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