Blundellsands & Crosby (BLN)

Blundellsands & Crosby is a station on the Merseyrail Northern Line between Hall Road and Waterloo. The station was opened by the Liverpool, Crosby & Southport Railway in 1848. Later it was operated by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, London & North Western Railway, LMS, British Railways and in recent years since privatisation Merseyrail.

Type: National Rail (Merseyrail
Northern Line)
Station code: BLN
Opened: 1848
Platforms: 2
Although Crosby is in the station name it is not that close to the traditional centre of the town. This was due to opposition from landowners who did not want it running too close to the village centre. The station's location however was a boon to Blundellsands and helped turn it into an upmarket residential area [1] close to the sea front.

The current station buildings date from a rebuilding of the station in the late 1960s, the station also losing its goods facilities. The station was revamped in 2009 with a full refurbishment, a new toilet and information displays.
View of the main Liverpool platform buildings 

Merseyrail 507 028 departs for Southport

[1] Jonathan Cadwallader & Martin Jenkins, Merseyside Electrics (Ian Allan, 2010) p. 21