Station Name: STANLEY


[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: 1.7.1870
Location: North side of Prescot Road (A57)
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: SJ383913
Date of visit: June 1969

Notes: Stanley 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 and as far as Tuebrook for passenger services. In 1870 a passenger service was extended along the line to Canada Dock.

On 5th September 1881 a branch was opened to Alexander Dock which was also served by passenger trains. All of the stations on the line had closed by 31/05/1948 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Latterly this service was offered by a connecting DMU but when the Merseyrail Loop and Link line opened in 1977 it was withdrawn.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 the line is a very busy freight route to the north Liverpool docks.

To see the other stations on the Canada Dock branch click on the station name: Canada Dock, Spellow, Walton & Anfield, Breck Road,
Tue Brook & Edge Lane


Stanley Station entrance in June 1969
hoto by Nick Catford

The rear of the station building at Stanley seen from Newsham Park
hoto by Nick Catford




[Source: Paul Wtight]

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