The once thickly wooded area behind the Liverpool bound platform of Maghull Station is now all but cleared ready for the housing development that has planning permission. Indeed, the land has had planning permission for a number of years but only recently has the site been fully cleared.
There was once a ‘refuge siding’ or ‘lay-by’ siding on part of this land just to the north of the station building (part of which can seen in the 2nd photo above) on the Liverpool bound platform. It was shown on a track plan for the station dated 1909 that I have seen but it was still there in the early 1960’s I’m told. I understand that it was finally removed around December 1963. It was used to store passenger rolling stock for early runs each day into Liverpool.