Station Name: CANNING


[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: 4.2.1893
Location: Opposite Canning Place on Strand Street in front of the entrance gates to Liverpool's Albert Dock.
Company on opening: Liverpool Overhead Railway
Date closed to passengers: 30.12.1956
Date closed completely: 30.12.1956
Company on closing: Liverpool Overhead Railway
Present state: Demolished
County: Lancashire
OS Grid Ref: SJ343898
Date of visit: 6.9..2005

Notes: Situated on the original Liverpool Overhead Railway line opened in 1893 the station was originally called Custom House as it stood near Liverpool's customs and excise building. This was a magnificent structure by the architect John Foster, which was destroyed by enemy action in 1940, its ruins being cleared in 1949. In 1947 the station was renamed as Canning after the nearby dock so as not to confuse visitors.

Canning was a typical LOR station being located on the elevated line 16 feet above street level on the iron structure that carried the line above Liverpool's busy Dock Road and directly above the Dock Boards railway which ran throughout the length of the dock system linking the various goods facilities. The platforms were reached by stairs that led up from street level.

Only a couple of Overhead stations had platform canopies and Canning was one of them. This was probably because of its former location next to the important Custom House.

The line closed along with all of its stations on 30.12.1956 due to the structure corroding.

Canning station was demolished with the rest of the Overhead Railway towards the end of 1957.

To see the other stations on the Liverpool Overhead Railway click on the station name:Dingle, Herculaneum Dock, Toxteth Dock, Brunswick Dock, Wapping Dock, James Street, Pier Head, Princes Dock, Clarence Dock, Nelson Dock, Sandon Dock, Huskisson Dock, Canada Dock, Brocklebank Dock, Langton Dock, Alexandra Dock, Gladstone Dock & Seaforth Sands

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Canning Station in 1957

Looking south east towards the site of Canning Station in September 2005
hoto by Paul Wright

Looking north towards James Street from Custom House (Canning) Station - early 20th C
Copyright photo from John Alsop collection

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