Todd Lane Junction railway station

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Railways and stations around Preston in 1913 Euxton, Farington & Preston RJD 62.jpg
Railways and stations around Preston in 1913

Todd Lane Junction, previously called Preston Junction until 1952, was a railway station between Preston and Bamber Bridge which closed to passenger traffic on 7 October 1968. The station was immediately to the north of a triangular junction between lines from Preston, East Lancashire via Bamber Bridge, and Ormskirk via Lostock Hall. The station served as an interchange between the lines. The line from Preston to Bamber Bridge via Todd Lane remained open for freight trains until 4 September 1972 to serve Lostock Hall Gas Works. The track bed is now a public footpath and cycleway.

This line also connected with the Lostock Hall engine and goods yards on the road between Preston and Leyland, which in their heyday were considered amongst the largest yards of their type in Europe.

On construction, the station had three waiting rooms and porters; parcel and ticket offices. It could be reached via steps that linked it with the Todd Lane (road) bridge over the railway. On the other side of the bridge was the wooden signal box. The line also served the Lockstock Hall Gas works and for this purpose was kept open for a number of years after it closed to passenger traffic [1]

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  1. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway around Preston by Bob Gregson, Preston Guild 2012 Ed, ISBN   9780956518453
  2. Hoole, Ken (1982). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 3. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 9. ISBN   0-906899-05-2.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Preston   East Lancashire Railway
Blackburn and Preston Railway
  Bamber Bridge
Preston   East Lancashire Railway
Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway
  Lostock Hall

Coordinates: 53°43′56″N2°40′56″W / 53.7323°N 2.6821°W / 53.7323; -2.6821