Sandhills (SDL)

Sandhills is just North of Liverpool city centre and is on the Merseyrail Northern Line. At Sandhills there is a junction (Sandhills Junction) and North bound trains can either head up to Southport or on the branch to Ormskirk and Kirkby.

Type: National Rail (Merseyrail
Northern Line)
Station code: SDL
Opened: 1850
Platforms: 2
The station was built as an intermediate stop on the Liverpool, Crosby & Southport Railway in 1850 though was soon taken over by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (who oversaw the electrification of the line [1] to 630v DC third rail - nowadays it is 750v), the London North Western Railway, the London Midland & Scottish Railway and finally British Railways! Sandhills had four platforms until it was reduced and downgraded in the early 1970s.

Overlooking the Mersey, Sandhills is a compact station with an island platform serving both directions. The station entrance, and the ticket office, are via a ramp and a subway. Sandhills is the station passengers need if they are going to Anfield or Goodison Park with the "Soccerbus" running between Sandhills and the football grounds on match days.
Merseyrail 507 024 on a Southport bound service

Maps for both directions

Waiting room

Merseyrail 508 136 prepares to depart

[1] Jonathan Cadwallader & Martin Jenkins, Merseyside Electrics (Ian Allan, 2010) p. 3