Southport and Cheshire Lines Extension Railway

Southport and Cheshire
Lines Extension Railway
Locale Lancashire
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Route map

The Southport & Cheshire Lines Extension Railway is a now-disused railway line in Merseyside, England. It was built by the Cheshire Lines Committee, extending the North Liverpool Extension Line to Southport in 1884.[1][2]



Passenger services ended 7 January 1952 and goods six months later. The line remained in intermittent use from Aintree to Altcar and Hillhouse to provide access to private sidings until May 1960, when the line was finally lifted.

The route today

The trackbed forms part of National Cycle Network Route 62, the Trans Pennine Trail. From Woodvale northwards the trail is joined by the Sefton Coastal Road.


  1. Bolger 1984, pp. 5-9.
  2. Dow 1962, pp. 140-2.
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