Station Name: TOXTETH DOCK

 

[Source: Paul Wright]



Date opened: 4.2.1893
Location: Tower Street follows the course of the line through the site of Toxteth Dock Station which was sited just east of the junction of Sefton Street and Park 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: SJ349881
Date of visit: 6.9..2005

Notes: Situated on the original Liverpool Overhead Railway line opened in 1893 Toxteth Dock 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 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 line closed along with all of its stations on 30.12.1956 due to the structure corroding.

Toxteth 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, Brunswick Dock, Wapping Dock, Canning, James Street, 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

 

Toxteth Dock Station looking north in 1956



Looking north from the site of Toxteth Dock Station in September 2005
P
hoto by Paul Wright


Click here for a brief history of the Liverpool Overhead Railway


 

 

 

:[Source: Paul Wright]


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