Notes: Gladstone Dock was the last station to open on the Liverpool
Overhead Railway (LOR). It opened to serve the Gladstone Dock
complex that had opened a couple of years earlier. It was a
typical LOR station being located on the elevated line 16 feet
above the busy quayside on the iron structure that carried the
line for most of its length. Upon opening it was served by trains
between Dingle and Seaforth & Litherland on the LMS Liverpool
to Southport line.
To its east lay the large LMS 'North Mersey Goods Depot' and
so access was only available to the Seaforth direction platform.
Because of this the station was equipped with two footbridges
which was unusual for the LOR. Passengers for Dingle had to
walk up stairs to the Seaforth platform and then cross to the
Dingle platform by one of the two bridges.
The line closed along with all of its stations on 30.12.1956 due to the structure corroding. For many months after closure LOR rolling
stock was stored on the line at this point before it was broken
Gladstone 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
Street, Pier Head,
Nelson Dock, Sandon
Dock & Seaforth
for a brief history of the Liverpool Overhead Railway