|Sefton and Maghull|
|Original company||Southport & Cheshire Lines Extension Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Cheshire Lines Committee|
|Post-grouping||Cheshire Lines Committee|
|1 September 1884||Opened as "Sefton"|
|1886||Renamed "Sefton & Maghull"|
|1 January 1917||Closed|
|1 April 1919||Reopened|
|7 January 1952||Closed completely|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Cheshire Lines Committee
The station opened on 1 September 1884 as Sefton, and was renamed in 1886 as Sefton and Maghull. The station first closed in 1917, along with all other stations on the extension line, as a WWI economy measure.
The station was reopened on 1 April 1919, and continued in use until 7 January 1952, when the SCLER was closed to passengers from Aintree Central to Southport Lord Street. The line remained open for public goods traffic until 7 July 1952 at Southport Lord St., Birkdale Palace and Altcar & Hillhouse Stations. Public goods facilities were ended at Woodvale, Lydiate and Sefton & Maghull stations on the same date as passenger services (7 January 1952*) and there were never any goods facilities at Ainsdale Beach station to begin with. After 7 July 1952, a siding remained open at Altcar & Hillhouse for private goods facilities until May 1960. The very last passenger train to run on the SCLER was a railway enthusiasts 'special' between Aintree and Altcar and Hillhouse railways stations on 6 June 1959.
The official day of a closure is given as the Monday following the date of the last train to run. As this is almost always a Saturday, if 7 January 1952 (Monday) is given as the date of closure, this means the last day of service was Saturday, 5 January 1952. This can be shown by last day tickets bearing the 5 January date.
- Bolger, Paul (1984). An Illustrated History of the Cheshire Lines Committee. Merseyside: Heyday Publishing Company. ISBN 0 947562 00 1.
- Fields, N; Gilbert, A C; Knight, N R (1980), Liverpool to Manchester into the Second Century, Manchester Transport Museum Society, ISBN 0 900857 19 6
- The station and line via railwaycodes
- The station's history via Disused Stations UK
- The station on a 1948 O.S. map via npe Maps
- The station on an 1888-1913 Overlay OS Map via National Library of Scotland
- Photo of the station via flickr
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Aintree Central||Cheshire Lines Committee