Birkenhead Dock railway station

Wirral Railway Geographic coordinate system London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Infinite Construction - STEAM

Birkenhead Dock
Location
PlaceBirkenhead
AreaWirral
Coordinates53°24′26″N 3°03′29″W / 53.4071°N 3.0581°W / 53.4071; -3.0581Coordinates: 53°24′26″N 3°03′29″W / 53.4071°N 3.0581°W / 53.4071; -3.0581
Grid referenceSJ297905
Operations
Original companyHoylake Railway
Pre-groupingWirral Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms1[1]
History
2 July 1866Opened[1]
6 September 1873Tram interchange opened[1]
2 January 1888Closed to passengers[1]
1938Closed for goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Birkenhead Dock railway station was situated in Birkenhead, Wirral, England. The station opened as the eastern terminus of the Hoylake Railway in 1866. With the opening of the horse drawn Woodside and Birkenhead Dock Street Tramway in 1873,[2] the station probably became the world's first tram to train interchange station.[1][3] The station was closed to passengers in 1888 being superseded by Birkenhead Docks railway station which was later named Birkenhead North.[1] The former passenger station was renamed Birkenhead Dock Goods, with the platforms still in existence in 1937,[2] with the goods station closing the following year.[1] The site was used as railway sidings until the 1990s.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Station Name: Birkenhead Dock". Disused Stations. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Maund 2009, p. 10
  3. ^ "The Woodside and Birkenhead Dock Street Tramway". Disused Stations. Retrieved 6 July 2016.