Wavertree railway station

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Wavertree Railway Station
Place Wavertree
Area Liverpool
Coordinates 53°23′48″N2°55′42″W / 53.3967°N 2.9283°W / 53.3967; -2.9283 Coordinates: 53°23′48″N2°55′42″W / 53.3967°N 2.9283°W / 53.3967; -2.9283
Grid reference SJ382893
Original company London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 4
1 September 1870 Opened
5 August 1958 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railwaysportal

Wavertree railway station was a station in Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Train station Railway facility where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers and/or freight

A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot is a railway facility or area where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight. It generally consists of at least one track-side platform and a station building (depot) providing such ancillary services as ticket sales and waiting rooms. If a station is on a single-track line, it often has a passing loop to facilitate traffic movements. The smallest stations are most often referred to as "stops" or, in some parts of the world, as "halts".

Wavertree District of Liverpool

Wavertree is an area of Liverpool, in Merseyside, England, and is a Liverpool City Council ward. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 14,772. Historically in Lancashire, it is bordered by a number of districts to the south and east of Liverpool city centre from Toxteth, Edge Hill, Fairfield, Old Swan, Childwall and Mossley Hill.

Liverpool City and Metropolitan borough in England

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500. Its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of 2.24 million in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district in the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest in the Liverpool City Region.


The station opened on 1 September 1870 by the London and North Western Railway. The line was quadrupled as far as Ditton Junction on 13 July 1891, when the station entrance was moved and the station itself may have been rebuilt. The station had a substantial booking office at street level on the west side of the line and on the south side of Wellington Road. A subway connected to four platforms situated on an embankment well above street level. The platforms had timber-built waiting facilities. The station closed on 5 August 1958 shortly before the line was electrified. No trace of the station remains at track level. [1]

Ticket (admission)

A ticket is a voucher that indicates that an individual is entitled to admission to an event or establishment such as a theatre, amusement park or tourist attraction, or has a right to travel on a vehicle, such as with an airline ticket, bus ticket or train ticket. An individual typically pays for a ticket, but it may be free of charge. A ticket may serve simply as proof of entitlement or reservation. A ticket may be valid for any seat or for a specific one.

Subway (underpass) underpass for pedestrians and cycles

In the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and Commonwealth countries such as India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, a subway is normally an underpass for pedestrians and/or cyclists beneath a road or railway, allowing them to reach the other side in safety. Subways may also be constructed for the benefit of wildlife.

Waiting room indoor-area where people can wait for an appointment, train, plane, bus, etc.

A waiting room or waiting hall is a building, or more commonly a part of a building or a room, where people sit or stand until the event or appointment for which they are waiting begins.

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Edge Hill   LNWR  Sefton Park

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