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Written by Bevan Price - 03 Apr 2004
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Location notes
About 1 miles east of Kirkby station on the line from Wigan Wallgate.
Railway type and traffic
During the week an Hourly DMU runs during the daytime. Mostly Class 142 but with occasional 150/156.
Daily return freight service, Immingham - Knowsley & return.

The line from Potter's freight terminal emerges on south side of line, about 150 yards from bridge - trains reverse here.
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Environment
Busy town location, best to keep valuables out of sight and your car where you can see it, especially during school holidays. There is housing at north side of line.
Road directions
From the A580 coming from Liverpool:
Pass under the M57 bridge then turn left at the second set of traffic lights. At the first roundabout, take the second exit into Perimeter Road. Continue along this winding road for about 2 miles until it becomes Dale Lane and crosses the railway line.

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Kirkby, Dale Lane Junction map co-ordinates
Parking
Possible on Dale Lane, but allow room for passing lorries.
Public transport
Long walk from Kirkby station.
Alternatively, catch a bus showing "Tower Hill" near Kirkby Station or in Liverpool city centre (journey time about 55 mins.) Alight at the last stop in Headbolt Lane which is near to a footbridge over the railway.

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Kirkby, Dale Lane Junction

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Photographic notes
Until late morning, sun is ok for freight trains departing from Knowsley Freight Terminal and for eastbound DMU's.
Links to photographs at this location

Freight services from Knowsley.


General views - All photographs © Bevan Price unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

From the overbridge.

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