Blundellsands & Crosby railway station

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Blundellsands & Crosby National Rail
Blundellsands & Crosby
Location
Place Blundellsands
Local authority Sefton
Coordinates 53°29′16″N 3°02′25″W / 53.48767°N 3.04038°W / 53.48767; -3.04038Coordinates: 53°29′16″N 3°02′25″W / 53.48767°N 3.04038°W / 53.48767; -3.04038
Grid reference SJ310994
Operations
Station code BLN
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.457 million
2005/06 Increase 0.519 million
2006/07 Increase 0.562 million
2007/08 Increase 0.599 million
2008/09 Increase 1.840 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.718 million
2010/11 Increase 1.736 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.643 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.532 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C3
History
1850 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Blundellsands & Crosby from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Blundellsands & Crosby railway station is a railway station in the Blundellsands area of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England. It also serves the adjacent town of Crosby. It is situated on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network.

History[edit]

Blundellsands & Crosby opened in 1848 as an intermediate station on the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway. It became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR), On 14 June 1855.[1] who took over from the (LCSR). The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948 and in 1978 the station became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line (operated by British Rail until privatisation in 1995).

Facilities[edit]

The station underwent a revamp at a cost of £250,000 in 2009, including the installation of electronic timetables, in July that year. The refurbishment included a new toilet with disabled access, changes to the waiting rooms such as automatic doors, CCTV, new flooring, seats, new windows and heating. In 2010 a new car park was constructed on the site of the previous one, including include new surfacing, marked bays, lighting and landscaping.

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes throughout the day from Monday to Saturday and on summer Sundays to Southport to the north, and to Hunts Cross in Liverpool via Liverpool Central to the south. Winter Sunday services are every 30 minutes in each direction.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, p. 88

External links[edit]

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