Shirdley Hill railway station
Looking south to the remains of Shirdley Hill railway station in 1949
|Coordinates||53°36′27″N 2°58′08″W / 53.6074°N 2.9689°WCoordinates: 53°36′27″N 2°58′08″W / 53.6074°N 2.9689°W|
|Original company||Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway|
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
London and North Western Railway
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 November 1887||Opened|
|26 September 1938||Closed (regular services)|
|1952||Closed (all services)|
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Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Liverpool, Southport and
Shirdley Hill was a railway station in the village of Shirdley Hill, Lancashire, on the Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway. Situated on Renacres Lane, the station opened on 1 November 1887 and was the only station on the Barton Branch to have a level crossing instead of a road bridge. The "Altcar Bob" service operated through Shirdley Hill from July 1906.
The station closed to passengers on 26 September 1938, though the line remained open for goods traffic until 21 January 1952. Tracks from Butts Lane Halt to Shirdley Hill were left in place until 1964 for the storage of excursion coaches.
Nothing remains of the station, with the site now occupied by a road named Shaws Garth, just off Renacres Lane. The road is named in memory of the last stationmaster, Thomas Shaw, and a plaque marks the location of the station. The plaque reads: "Site of Shirdley Hill Railway Station on the Southport-Downholland Branch Line. Closed to passengers 1938 and to goods traffic 1952. Stationmaster Thomas Shaw."
- Gell, Rob (1986). An Illustrated Survey of Railway Stations Between Southport & Liverpool 1848-1986. Heyday Publishing Company. ISBN 0-947562-04-4.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
| Kew Gardens
| Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway
| Heathey Lane Halt
|New Cut Lane Halt|