Station Name: CLARENCE DOCK

 

[Source: Paul Wright]



Date opened: 6.3.1893
Location: West side of Waterloo Road almost opposite the junction with Saltney Street.
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: SJ335919
Date of visit: 19.6.2005

Notes: Clarence Dock was a typical Liverpool Overhead Railway 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.

Upon opening it was served by trains between Herculaneum Dock and Alexandra Dock stations.

Between 1894 and 1905 extensions where made to Dingle in the south and in two stages to Seaforth & Litherland on the L&Y Liverpool. To Southport line. The station was connected to the street by steps.

According to Railway Magazine (April 1906) the station closed 5.3.1906. If this is true it was a short closure as it appeared in the timetable of August 1908.

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

Clarence Dock 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, Canning, James Street, Pier Head, Princes Dock, Nelson Dock, Sandon Dock, Huskisson Dock, Canada Dock, Brockleband Dock, Langton Dock, Alexandra Dock, Gladstone Dock & Seaforth Sands

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Looking north from Clarence Dock Station in 1956




The site of Clarence Dock Station in June 2005 from the opposite side of Waterloo Road
P
hoto by Paul Wright

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