Station Name: WAPPING DOCK

 

[Source: Paul Wright]



Date opened: 4.2.1893
Location: On the west side Challonor Street (A5036), almost opposite the junction with Blundell 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: SJ345893
Date of visit: 6.9..2005

Notes: Wapping 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.

Wapping Dock station was demolished with the rest of the Overhead Railway towards the end of 1957. Close to the site of the station some sections of the original support pillars still survive and can be seen clearly set into the former dock wall which now forms the boundary of luxury apartments.

To see the other stations on the Liverpool Overhead Railway click on the station name: Dingle, Herculaneum Dock, Toxteth Dock, Brunswick 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

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Looking north from Wapping Dock Station in the 1950's



Looking north from the site of Wapping Dock Station September 2005. Some of the supports for the railway can be seen set into the wall
P
hoto by Paul Wright

 

2005

2005

 


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