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List of railway stations in Merseyside

Merseyside shown within the UK

This is a list of railway stations within the county of Merseyside, a metropolitan county in northwest England which is based around the city of Liverpool and includes the metropolitan boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.[1] It includes all railway stations in Merseyside that currently have regular timetabled train services.

Merseyrail is the name of the commuter rail network and train operating company which provides the majority of local rail services on Merseyside.[2] The Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive, branded Merseytravel, coordinates public transport in Merseyside. In respect of rail services, it is responsible for awarding the Merseyrail franchise to private operators,[2] and for setting zonal boundaries for season ticket fares.[3] Other regional rail services in the metropolitan county are run by operators such as Northern Rail; Merseytravel also sponsors these services, and the Merseyrail branding is used at the stations which they serve.

Contents

  • Stations currently in use 1
  • Zones 2
  • Closed stations 3
  • See also 4
  • Footnotes 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Stations currently in use

Liverpool Lime Street
Hamilton Square
Southport
Wavertree Technology Park
Birkdale
Eastham Rake
Hillside
Meols Cop
Walton
National Rail- and Merseyrail-branded sign at Bromborough Rake

The following table lists the name and three-letter code of each station the year it first opened the metropolitan borough in which it lies the zone(s) in which it is situated the train operators who currently provide its services and the number of passengers using the station in the 2005–06 and 2006–07 financial years as collated by the Office of Rail Regulation a Government body.[4]

Station and code[5] Year
opened
Metropolitan
borough[5]
Zones[3] Served by Station users
2005–06[6]
Station users
2006–07[5]
Aigburth (AIG) 1864[a] Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 241,063 246,583
Ainsdale (ANS) 1848 Sefton D1 Merseyrail 322,911 328,423
Aintree (AIN) 1849 Sefton C1/C3 Merseyrail 376,908 412,132
Bank Hall (BAH) 1850 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 74,624 62,692
Bebington (BEB) 1838 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 445,325 430,423
Bidston (BID) 1866 Wirral B1 Arriva Trains Wales
Merseyrail
99,798 108,835
Birkdale (BDL) 1848 Sefton D1 Merseyrail 256,424 270,277
Birkenhead Central (BKC) 1886 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 439,743 427,186
Birkenhead North (BKN) 1888 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 280,060 307,927
Birkenhead Park (BKP) 1888 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 409,715 397,026
Blundellsands & Crosby (BLN) 1850 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 518,823 561,676
Bootle New Strand (BNW) 1850 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 404,558 348,458
Bootle Oriel Road (BOT) 1850 Sefton C1/C3 Merseyrail 203,956 249,030
Broad Green (BGE) Liverpool C1 Northern Rail 210,252 209,863
Bromborough (BOM) 1841 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 305,026 296,783
Bromborough Rake (BMR) 1985 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 127,666 132,055
Brunswick (BRW) 1998 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 407,134 410,813
Conway Park (CNP) 1998 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 740,352 783,029
Cressington (CSG) 1864[a] Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 152,383 164,734
Earlestown (ERL) 1830 St Helens A1 Arriva Trains Wales
Northern Rail
218,939 217,860
Eastham Rake (ERA) 1995 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 143,806 149,692
Eccleston Park (ECL) St Helens A2 Northern Rail 41,890 44,144
Edge Hill (EDG) 1836 Liverpool C1 Northern Rail 34,097 35,086
Fazakerley (FAZ) 1848 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 329,306 318,664
Formby (FBY) 1848 Sefton D2 Merseyrail 482,312 525,841
Freshfield (FRE) 1848 Sefton D2 Merseyrail 266,415 277,933
Garswood (GSW) St Helens A1 Northern Rail 133,799 141,321
Green Lane (GNL) 1886 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 232,349 228,086
Halewood (HED) 1988 Knowsley C2 Northern Rail 39,061 45,218
Hall Road (HLR) 1874 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 76,158 88,355
Hamilton Square (BKQ) 1886 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 1,238,532 1,133,624
Heswall (HSW) 1898 Wirral B2 Arriva Trains Wales 26,143 23,409
Hightown (HTO) 1848 Sefton D2 Merseyrail 133,241 141,686
Hillside (HIL) 1926 Sefton D1 Merseyrail 178,252 177,678
Hoylake (HYK) 1866 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 174,817 291,873
Hunts Cross (HNX) 1873 Liverpool C2 East Midlands Trains
First TransPennine Express
Merseyrail
Northern Rail
443,837 464,367
Huyton (HUY) Knowsley A3/C1/
C2/C3
Northern Rail 429,640 425,557
James Street (LVJ) 1886 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 209,014 1,552,224
Kirkby (KIR) 1848 Knowsley A3/C2/C3 Merseyrail
Northern Rail
560,285 639,337
Kirkdale (KKD) 1848 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 452,155 441,525
Lea Green (LEG) 2000 St Helens A1 Northern Rail 163,617 181,523
Leasowe (LSW) 1894 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 341,334 359,064
Liverpool Central (LVC) 1892[b] Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 1,293,790 7,169,618
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV) 1836[c] Liverpool C1 East Midlands Trains
First TransPennine Express
London Midland
Merseyrail
Northern Rail
Virgin Trains
14,472,431 6,377,363
Liverpool South Parkway (LPY) 2006 Liverpool C1/C2 East Midlands Trains
First TransPennine Express
London Midland
Merseyrail
Northern Rail
N/A 288,845
Maghull (MAG) Sefton C3 Merseyrail 502,020 610,318
Manor Road (MNR) 1938 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 116,754 118,960
Meols (MEO) 1866 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 197,086 209,621
Meols Cop (MEC) 1887 Sefton D1 Northern Rail 31,563 38,906
Moorfields (MRF) 1977 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 383,815 1,577,540
Moreton (MRT) 1866 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 271,218 272,252
Mossley Hill (MSH) Liverpool C1 London Midland
Northern Rail
137,434 133,128
New Brighton (NBN) 1888 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 350,652 358,937
Newton-le-Willows (NLW) 1830 St Helens A1 Arriva Trains Wales
Northern Rail
318,109 343,334
Old Roan (ORN) Sefton C3 Merseyrail 284,901 305,589
Orrell Park (OPK) Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 473,979 469,256
Port Sunlight (PSL) 1838 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 237,805 237,445
Prescot (PSC) Knowsley A3/C2/C3 Northern Rail 123,875 138,037
Rainford (RNF) 1858 St Helens A2 Northern Rail 29,828 29,613
Rainhill (RNH) 1830 St Helens A2 Northern Rail 179,131 178,850
Rice Lane (RIL) Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 116,590 118,113
Roby (ROB) Knowsley C1 Northern Rail 104,238 103,479
Rock Ferry (RFY) 1891 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 396,002 370,922
St Helens Central (SNH) 1858 St Helens A1/A2 Northern Rail 445,007 412,916
St Helens Junction (SHJ) St Helens A1 Northern Rail 189,893 197,611
St Michaels (STM) 1864[a] Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 365,547 360,976
Sandhills (SDL) 1850 Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 314,309 306,134
Seaforth & Litherland (SFL) 1850 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 335,884 337,209
Southport (SOP) 1851 Sefton D1 Merseyrail
Northern Rail
1,582,115 1,669,056
Spital (SPI) Wirral B1/B2 Merseyrail 208,910 203,991
Thatto Heath (THH) St Helens A1/A2 Northern Rail 99,690 93,180
Upton (UPT) 1896 Wirral B1 Arriva Trains Wales 14,662 12,976
Wallasey Grove Road (WLG) 1888 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 310,481 304,538
Wallasey Village (WLV) 1907 Wirral B1 Merseyrail 246,767 254,364
Walton (WAO) Liverpool C1 Merseyrail 110,471 113,214
Waterloo (WLO) 1848 Sefton C3 Merseyrail 660,922 669,416
Wavertree Technology Park (WAV) 1998 Liverpool C1 Northern Rail 166,916 187,927
West Allerton (WSA) Liverpool C1 Northern Rail 28,843 28,084
West Kirby (WKI) 1878 Wirral B2 Merseyrail 380,671 395,598
Whiston (WHN) 1990 Knowsley A3/C2/C3 Northern Rail 124,074 135,675

Zones

The rail network is divided into four lettered areas, which are subdivided into numbered zones:

Area name Colour Letter Zones
Liverpool Green C C1, C2, C3
Sefton Red D D1, D2
St Helens Brown A A1, A2, A3
Wirral Blue B B1, B2

Fares for weekly and longer-period rail, bus and intermodal season tickets are set according to the number of zones and/or areas passed through.[3] Day tickets are issued between individual stations, however.

The Merseyrail area extends into some adjacent boroughs which are not part of Merseyside; for fare-setting purposes, additional zones F (yellow) and G (orange) cover these.[3] The following non-Merseyside stations are served by Merseyrail trains:

Station and code[5] Local authority Zones
Aughton Park (AUG) West Lancashire F
Town Green (TWN) West Lancashire F
Ormskirk (OMS) West Lancashire F
Hooton (HOO) Cheshire West and Chester B2/G1
Little Sutton (LTT) Cheshire West and Chester G1
Overpool (OVE) Cheshire West and Chester G1
Ellesmere Port (ELP) Cheshire West and Chester G1
Capenhurst (CPU) Cheshire West and Chester G1/G2
Bache (BAC) Cheshire West and Chester G2
Chester (CTR) Cheshire West and Chester G2

Additionally, Maghull station is in both Zone C3 and Zone F.[3]

Closed stations

Station Year
opened
Year
closed
Original
company
Notes
Ainsdale Beach 1901 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee Closed between 1917 and 1919
Aintree Central 1880 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee Open for race traffic until 1963
Aintree Racecourse c. 1890 1962 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Alexandra Dock 1881 1948 London and North Western Railway
Alexandra Dock 1893 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Allerton 1864 2005 St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway Replaced by Liverpool South Parkway
Altcar Rifle Range 1862 1921 London and North Western Railway Closed between 1893 and 1894
Birkdale Palace 1884 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee Closed between 1917 and 1919
Birkenhead Monks Ferry 1844 1878 Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Birkenhead Town 1889 1945 Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Birkenhead Woodside 1878 1967 Birkenhead Joint Railway
Bootle Balliol Road 1870 1948 London and North Western Railway
Breck Road 1870 1948 London and North Western Railway
Brocklebank Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Brunswick (original station) 1864 1874 Garston and Liverpool Railway New station opened in 1998 on a different site
Brunswick Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Burton Point 1899 1955 North Wales and Liverpool Railway
Butts Lane Halt 1907 1938 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Canada Dock 1941 London and North Western Railway
Canada Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Canning 1893 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Childwall 1879 1931 Cheshire Lines Committee
Clarence Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Clubmoor 1927 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee
Crown Street 1832 1860 Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Dingle 1896 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Edge Lane 1870 1948 London and North Western Railway
Ford 1951 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Formby Power Station c. 1917 c. 1944 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Garston 1874 2006 Cheshire Lines Committee Replaced by Liverpool South Parkway
Church Road Garston 1939 London and North Western Railway
Garston Dock 1947 St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway
Gateacre 1879 1972 Cheshire Lines Committee
Gladstone Dock 1914 1924 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Gladstone Dock 1930 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Grange Lane 1840 1844 Chester and Birkenhead Railway Temporary terminus; closed when the railway was extended to Birkenhead Monks Ferry[7]
Great Howard Street 1844 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and East Lancashire Railway Joint terminus. Replaced by Liverpool Exchange
Halewood (original station) 1874 1951 Cheshire Lines Committee New station opened in 1988 on a different site
Herculaneum Dock 1893 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Heswall (Birkenhead Railway) 1886 1956 Birkenhead Joint Railway The station now called Heswall (on the Borderlands Line) was called Heswall Hills until 1973
Huskisson 1886 Cheshire Lines Committee
Huskisson Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Huyton Quarry London and North Western Railway
James Street 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Kew Gardens 1938 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Kirby Park 1891 1954 Birkenhead Joint Railway
Knotty Ash 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee
Langton Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Linacre Road 1951 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liscard and Poulton 1960 Wirral Railway
Liverpool Central High Level 1874 1972 Cheshire Lines Committee
Liverpool Crown Street 1830 1836 Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Liverpool Exchange 1850 1977 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and East Lancashire Railway Joint terminus
Liverpool Riverside 1895 1971 Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Used by boat trains only
Liverpool St James 1874 1917 Cheshire Lines Committee
Nelson Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Otterspool 1951 Cheshire Lines Committee
Pier Head 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Princes Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Rainford Village 1858 1951 St Helens Railway
Rock Lane 1846 1862 Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Sandon Dock 1893 1896 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Seacombe 1960 Wirral Railway
Seaforth Sands 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Sefton and Maghull 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee
Sefton Park 1892 1960 London and North Western Railway
Southport Ash Street 1887 1902 West Lancashire Railway
Southport Central 1882 1901 West Lancashire Railway
Southport Eastbank Street 1848 1851 Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway Temporary terminus. Replaced by Southport Chapel Street
Southport London Street 1855 1857 Manchester and Southport Railway Services transferred to Southport Chapel Street
Southport Lord Street 1884 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee
St Luke's 1883 1968 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Spellow 1948 London and North Western Railway
Speke 1930 St Helens Railway
St Helens Central 1900 1952 Liverpool, St Helens and South Lancashire Railway
Stanley 1870 1948 London and North Western Railway
Storeton 1896 1951 Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
Thurstaston 1954 Birkenhead Joint Railway
Toxteth Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Tranmere 1846 1857 Chester and Birkenhead Railway Also known as Lime Kiln Lane and St. Paul's Road.
Tue Brook 1948 London and North Western Railway
Walton & Anfield 1948 London and North Western Railway
Walton on the Hill 1918 Cheshire Lines Committee
Wapping Dock 1956 Liverpool Overhead Railway
Warbreck 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee
Warren 1888 1915 Seacombe Hoylake and Deeside Railway (Wirral Railway)
Wavertree 1958 London and North Western Railway
West Derby 1960 Cheshire Lines Committee
West Kirby (Birkenhead Joint branch station) 1886 1956 Birkenhead Joint Railway
Woodvale 1952 Cheshire Lines Committee

See also

Footnotes

  • [a] Aigburth, Cressington and St Michaels were closed between 1972 and 1978.[8]
  • [b] High Level station opened 1874 and closed 1972. Low Level station opened 1892, closed 1975 and reopened 1977. Deep Level platform opened 1977.
  • [c] Low Level platform opened 1977.

References

  1. ^ "Local Councils in North West England". Directgov website. Department for Work and Pensions. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Who are Merseyrail". Merseyrail website. Merseyrail Electrics (2002) Ltd. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Money saving season tickets" (PDF). Merseyrail Trio, Solo and Railpass ticket leaflet. Merseytravel. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Station usage". Office of Rail Regulation website. Office of Rail Regulation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Station usage Excel sheet (2006-2007)" (XLS). Office of Rail Regulation statistics on annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets to and from each station in the stated financial year. Office of Rail Regulation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  6. ^ "Station usage Excel sheet (2005-2006)" (XLS). Office of Rail Regulation statistics on annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets to and from each station in the stated financial year. Office of Rail Regulation. 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  7. ^ "Station Name: Birkenhead Town". Subterranea Britannica Disused Stations website. Disused Stations (Nick Catford). 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  8. ^ Macfarlane, Andrew (1989). "Liverpool Central–Hunts Cross". In Andrew Macfarlane. Peaks and Plains by Rail. Railway Development Society. Norwich: Jarrold Colour Publications. p. 45.  

External links

  • Merseyrail website
  • Merseyrail Network Map
  • Merseytravel website
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