Did you know that Longton used to have a railway station?
The station opened as Longton on 18 May 1882 as the temporary terminus of the West Lancashire Railway when it opened the section of line from Hesketh Bank. Either side there were stations at Hoole, New Longton and Hutton. You can still see the remains of the railway bridges, Liverpool Road, Hall Lane and Hall Carr Lane.
The station became a through station when the section of line to Preston Fishergate Hill opened on 16 September 1882. It was renamed to Longton Bridge on 1 January 1892.
The station was located on an embankment at the southern edge of Longton to the east of the road running south (now Liverpool Road). The line was double track and platforms were provided on both sides. The main station building, “built in the company’s typical red brick style” was to the north of the running lines, there was a signal box at the end of the Preston bound platform. There was a small goods yard to the north and east of the station able to accommodate most types of goods including livestock, it was equipped with single line shed and a one-ton crane.
There’s even a ticket on the following site that links a journey from Longton to Morecambe! – Click Here