Meols Cop

Meols Cop

Coordinates: 53°38′24″N 2°58′19″W / 53.640°N 2.972°W / 53.640; -2.972

Coordinates: 53°38′12″N 2°58′17″W / 53.6366°N 2.9714°W / 53.6366; -2.9714

Meols Cop
Meols Cop is located in Merseyside
Meols Cop

 Meols Cop shown within Merseyside
Metropolitan borough Sefton
Metropolitan county Merseyside
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PR8
Dialling code 01704
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Southport
List of places: UK • England • Merseyside

Meols Cop is not an area of Southport, but simply a railway station located within Blowick, Southport Merseyside in north-western England. It is not to be confused with Meols on the Wirral Peninsula. The two can be differentiated by pronunciation — Meols Cop is pronounced Meels, but Meols, Wirral is pronounced Mells.

The station is served by trains to Southport railway station or Wigan Wallgate railway station and beyond. Meols Cop railway station opened on 2 September 1887, and served both lines. The line from Butts Lane Junction to Altcar & Hillhouse closed on 26 September 1938, but the line through Meols Cop is still open today. As in 1965, the direct line from Pool Hey Junction to St. Luke's closed and trains to and from Wigan were diverted to run via the former Altcar line and a section of the former Southport to Preston line. Meols Cop railway station remained open and is served by Wigan and Southport trains today; goods train services were however withdrawn on 27 November 1967.

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