Chester Northgate railway station

Chester Northgate Railway Station

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Chester Northgate railway station

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Chester Northgate is a former railway station in Chester, Cheshire that was a terminus for the Cheshire Lines Committee and Great Central Railway. It was the city centre's second station with trains to Manchester, Birkenhead and North Wales.

History

The station, which was located on Victoria Road in the Newtown area of the city, was opened on by the CLC for train services to Manchester Central on the Mid-Cheshire Line via Northwich. The CLC track crossed the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and Great Western Railway line over a flying junction at Mickle Trafford.

Chester Northgate had a station building and two covered roofs, it had four tracks with two side platforms. There were also lower level siding.

In 1890 the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (renamed Great Central Railway in 1897) completed the Chester & Connah's Quay Railway to Hawarden Bridge. Services from Chester Northgate ran to Connor's Quay via Blacon; and also to Wrexham General and New Brighton, Wirral.

A triangle junction outside the station allowed trains to either terminate at Chester Northgate or pass through the city without stopping. During the......
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