Station Name: WAVERTREE


[Source: Paul Wright]

Date opened: 1.9.1870
Location: On the south side of Wellington Road (B5179)
Company on opening: London & North Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 5.8.1958
Date closed completely: 5.8.1958
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: Sections of supporting walls remain at street level. There is nothing left at track level..
County: Lancashire
OS Grid Ref: SJ384893
Date of visit: June 1969 & 7.7.2005

Notes: Wavertree Station opened on what had become the LNWR main line to destinations south from Liverpool Lime Street. On 13.7.1891 the line became quadruple from Wavertree to Ditton Junction and presumably the station was rebuilt at that time. The station was originally to be called Wellington Road but the name was changed to Wavertree before opening. From 1891 the station was accessed from between the two bridges that supported the four lines.

A subway connected to four platforms situated on an embankment well above street level. The platforms had waiting facilities constructed of timber. The station closed on 5.8.1958. Nothing remains at track.

A new Wavertree Station opened in the 1990's but it is on a completely different line.

See also Sefton Park & Allerton on the same line


Wavertree Station in 1958

Wavertree Station entrance in June 1969
hoto by Nick Catford

Site of the Wavertree Station entrance in July 2005
hoto by Paul Wright




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[Source: Paul Wright]

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