Aintree railway station

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Aintree National Rail
Aintree
Location
Place Aintree
Local authority Sefton
Coordinates 53°28′26″N 2°57′23″W / 53.4740°N 2.9563°W / 53.4740; -2.9563Coordinates: 53°28′26″N 2°57′23″W / 53.4740°N 2.9563°W / 53.4740; -2.9563
Grid reference SJ366978
Operations
Station code AIN
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.388 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.377 million
2006/07 Increase 0.412 million
2007/08 Increase 0.473 million
2008/09 Increase 1.251 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.173 million
2010/11 Increase 1.197 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.147 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.108 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1/C3
History
2 April 1849 Station opens
? Renamed Aintree Sefton Arms
6 May 1968 Renamed Aintree
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Aintree from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Aintree railway station is a railway station in Aintree, Merseyside, England. It is on the Ormskirk branch of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line. Until 1968 it was known as Aintree Sefton Arms after a nearby public house. The station's design reflects the fact it is the closest station to Aintree Racecourse, where the annual Grand National horse race takes place.

History[edit]

Opened by the East Lancashire Railway, then by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways on behalf of the Merseyside PTE until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, trains run every 15 minutes towards Liverpool Central and every 15 minutes towards Ormskirk. On race days, the trains have 6 carriages (two trains coupled together). During the Grand National meeting, additional trains run to the station from Liverpool city centre.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Orrell Park   Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Old Roan
Disused railways
Ford   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
North Mersey Branch
  Terminus