Station Name: EDGE LANE

 

[Source: Paul Wright]



Date opened: First in timetable November 1870
Location: South side of Edge Lane
Company on opening: London North Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 31.5.1948
Date closed completely: 31.5.1948
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: Demolished
County: Lancashire
OS Grid Ref: SJ385907
Date of visit: 20.8.2005

Notes: Edge Lane 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.

Edge Lane Station was located in a cutting on the south side of the Edge Lane Bridge. It was accessed by ramps leading down 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Latterly this service was offered by a connecting DMU but when the Merseyrail Loop and Link line opened in 1977 it was withdrawn.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 infilled with a different coloured brick.

 

The Canada Dock platform in 1948. Looking south from Edge Lane bridge



Looking south from Edge Lane bridge in August 2005
P
hoto by Paul Wright

The bricked up gateway that led to the approach ramp that can be clearly seen in the 1948 picture
Photo by Paul Wright

 


 

 

 

[Source: Paul Wright]


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