Station Name: JAMES STREET


[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: 4.2.1893
Location: On the West side of Strand Street just south of its junction with James 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: SJ341902
Date of visit: 11.7..2005

Notes: James Street was one of the original Liverpool Overhead Railway (LOR) stations opened in 1893. It 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.

It was 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.
James Street's platforms were connected to the street by flights of stairs and ticket facilities were on the platforms. There were three railways at this point but at very different levels. The Overhead Line was above street level, the Dock Railway beneath it at street level and deep beneath the earth was the Mersey Railway which also had a station nearby called James Street.

The line closed along with all of its stations on 30.12.1956 due to the structure corroding. James Street 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, Pier Head, Princes Dock, Clarence Dock, Nelson Dock, Sandon Dock, Huskisson Dock, Canada Dock, Brocklebank Dock, Langton Dock, Alexandra Dock, Gladstone Dock & Seaforth Sands

Click here for a brief history of the Liverpool Overhead Railway


James Street Station in the 1950's

The site of James Street Station in July 2005
hoto by Paul Wright

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:[Source: Paul Wright]

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