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Hall Road rail accident

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Location type: Event
Location address: United Kingdom, Sefton
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Raywil | © CC 3.0
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The Hall Road rail accident occurred at 16:37 on 27 July 1905 at Hall Road station between Bootle and Formby north of Liverpool, operated at the time by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. The 16:30 Liverpool Exchange to Southport express collided with a local train which had departed Liverpool ten minutes earlier, and which was to be turned round at Hall Road. The local train had been shunted into a siding to allow the express to pass; there is doubt whether the points had been closed afterwards, or if the express had jumped the points. Either way the express struck the rear of the local train, killing 20 people. Both drivers survived, having jumped clear prior to the impact.

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