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Gateacre railway station

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Place  Gateacre
Grid reference  SJ429879
Area  Liverpool
Platforms in use  2
Gateacre railway station
Original company  Cheshire Lines Committee
Pre-grouping  Cheshire Lines Committee
Post-grouping  Cheshire Lines Committee
Original companies  North Liverpool Extension Line, Cheshire Lines Committee
Similar  Childwall railway station, Garston (Merseyside) railway st, Walton on the Hill railway st, West Derby railway station, Birkdale Palace railway st

Gateacre (for Woolton) railway station was located on the North Liverpool Extension Line on the north side of Belle Vale Road, Gateacre, Liverpool, England. Next door was the Black Bull public house which still existed in 2015.

Official maps, tickets, timetables, a large exterior station sign and platform nameboards variously refer to the staion as "Gateacre", "Gateacre, for Woolton", "Gateacre for Woolton" and "Gateacre & Woolton". "Gateacre" is pronounced "Gattiker."

The station had outlived those on the same line north of Aintree by twenty years and all the remainder by twelve years when it closed to passengers on 15 April 1972. It had latterly been the suburban terminus of the sole residual service from Liverpool Central (High Level). It was planned that the station would reopen as the southern terminus of Merseyrail's Northern Line. This never occurred, with Hunts Cross becoming the terminus. The tracks through the station site were used for freight trains to Liverpool Docks until 1975. They were lifted in early 1979.

By 2015 the trackbed though the station site formed part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

References

Gateacre railway station Wikipedia


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