Lifford railway station

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Lifford
Lifford Station.jpg
Lifford Railway Station
Location
PlaceCotteridge
AreaBirmingham
Coordinates52°25′10″N 1°55′12″W / 52.4194°N 1.9200°W / 52.4194; -1.9200Coordinates: 52°25′10″N 1°55′12″W / 52.4194°N 1.9200°W / 52.4194; -1.9200
Grid referenceSP055801
Operations
Original companyBirmingham and Gloucester Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1885Opened
27 January 1941Closed[1]
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

Lifford railway station was a railway station in Cotteridge, Birmingham, England, on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway's Camp Hill Line, and from 1876 to 1885 relocated on the Birmingham West Suburban Railway.

History[edit]

There were three stations at different times in the vicinity named Lifford.[2] The first station opened on 17 December 1840 on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway operated by the Midland Railway. The second station opened on 1 June 1876 as the terminus of the new Birmingham West Suburban Railway line from Granville Street. It closed on 28 September 1885. The third station opened on 28 September 1885 and was located on the site of the first station on the original Birmingham and Gloucester Line. It closed in 1941 due to the Second World War.[3]

Station masters[edit]

  • W.H. Townson 1864
  • G. Hawley 1864 - 1866
  • F. Symonds 1866
  • B. Lunn 1866 -????
  • Edwin Brownett 1882[4] - 1902
  • A. Walker 1902 - 1906
  • Josiah Farndon 1906 - 1914 - ????
  • A. Edkins 1940[5] - 1941 (also station master of King’s Norton)


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Kings Norton   Midland Railway
Camp Hill Line
  Hazelwell

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniels, G.; Dench, L. (1963). Passengers No More (2nd ed.). Glo Publications. p. 23. OCLC 867804156.
  2. ^ "Lifford Station and Junction". warwickshirerailways.com. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Lifford Station". Rail Around Birmingham. 2004. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  4. ^ "1871-1879 Coaching". Midland Railway Operating Traffic and Coaching Departments. 491/1024: 330. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  5. ^ "New Stationmaster at King's Norton". Evening Despatch. England. 23 February 1940. Retrieved 25 March 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.