Birkdale Palace railway station


Birkdale Palace railway station

Birkdale Palace was a station located in Birkdale, Merseyside.

The Southport & Cheshire Lines Extension Railway (SCLER) openened Birkdale Palace on 1 September 1884, as an intermediate station from Southport Lord Street railway station.The station was built adjacent to a hotel called the Birkdale Palace Hotel (now closed) and was sandwiched between Palace Road & Weld Roads.

The station was an island platform, accessed from the Weld Road bridge. It first closed on 1 January 1917, along with all other stations on the extension line, due to WW1 economy measures. The station was reopened on 1 April 1919, and continued in use until 7 January 1952, when the SCLER was closed for good.

Later the track bed was utilised to support what is now the Coastal Road, which runs from Woodvale to Southport.

References

* "Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies", Christopher Awdry, 1990, Guild Publishing, CN 8983.

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