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Port Sunlight

Collected date 03/07/13

Port Sunlight sign

Port Sunlight was built by Lever Brothers in the late 19th Century to accommodate the workers for the new soap factory there. The factory is still used by Unilever, and the model village that surrounds it is a joy to wander round between trains! The station is a little newer, dating from 1927. The front of the station building, which is at street level while the line is raised on an embankment:

Port Sunlight front

The entrance to the station building:

Port Sunlight entrance

Inside the ticket hall, looking back towards the building front:

Port Sunlight ticket hall

The platform nearest to the station building is platform 1, for trains towards Ellesmere Port and Chester. With the stairway down to ground level on our right, looking north from the end of platform 1:

Port Sunlight platform 1 looking

On platform 1, looking north at the small shelter and the steps:

Port Sunlight platform 1

As with other stations on this line, the railway used to be four track, and the disused rails are visible in the shrubbery east of platform 1:

Port Sunlight disused track

At the southern end of platform 1 looking north at both platforms:

Port Sunlight platforms looking

And looking south along the line:

Port Sunlight looking south

The shelter on platform 2, which gives directly onto the steps down:

Port Sunlight platform 2

And as so often this is a station which knows what it is for:

Port Sunlight for Port Sunlight
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