The Anonymous Widower

Merseyrail To Skelmersdale – Headbolt Lane Station

In Merseyrail To Skelmersdale – How To Plan A New Rail-Link, I talked about Headbolt Lane station.

From Kirkby, I took a taxi to look at the sites of Headbolt Lane and Skelmersdale stations.

These pictures were taken at the site of the proposed Headbolt Lane station.

Plans for the station talk about a single platform.

This Google Map shows the railway line, which runs alongside Headbolt Lane.

Note the footbridge in the bottom left corner of the map.

Merseyrail would seem to have a lot of space to put the station.

September 21, 2017 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. […] The footbridge over the railway. I took the pictures from and around this bridge in Merseyrail To Skelmersdale – Headbolt Lane Station. […]

    Pingback by Headbolt Lane Station Fly-Through « The Anonymous Widower | May 25, 2021 | Reply

  2. I heard Lidl supermarket was going on Westbank old college, is it the railway or not?

    Comment by Mr Paul Burke | June 27, 2021 | Reply

  3. I did some planning for a town in Wiltshire. They had a Tesco by the track of the old branch line. I suggested that Tesco give over a bit of their car park so that one of Great Western Railway’s Class 800 trains could terminate at a tram-stop style one platform station.

    Tesco already had built all the facilities.

    It doesn’t have to be either or. Both could work well. But it’s never been done in the UK. But it has in Germany.

    Comment by AnonW | June 27, 2021 | Reply

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