Downholland railway station

Barton
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View of Barton railway station, looking north towards Southport
Location
Place Barton
Area West Lancashire
Operations
Original company Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish
Platforms 2
History
1 November 1887
26 September 1938
1952
Opened
Closed (regular services)
Closed (all services)
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Barton was a railway station in the village of Barton, Lancashire, on the Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway. Situated to the south of the roadbridge on Station Road (off the A5147), the station opened on 1 November 1887, and was renamed Downholland on 2June 1924. Downholland (Barton) largely served as the terminus for trains coming from Southport (initially Southport Central, then Southport Chapel Street from 1901), though through trains to Altcar and Hillhouse operated until 1926. The Barton Branch was notable for the "Altcar Bob" service, introduced in July 1906.

The station closed to passengers on 26 September 1938, though the line remained open for goods traffic until 21January 1952. The tracks were lifted shortly thereafter. The site now lies within the boundaries of a local nature reserve, and the heavily overgrown platforms can still be seen.

References

External links

  • Downholland (Barton) at Disused Stations
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Altcar and Hillhouse
until 1926
  Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway
Barton Branch
  Halsall
until 1906
Terminus
from 1926
Plex Moss Lane Halt
from 1906

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Coordinates: 53°34′21″N 2°58′21″W / 53.57249°N 2.97253°W / 53.57249; -2.97253


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