Green Lane railway station

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Not to be confused with Greenlane Railway Station.
Green Lane National Rail
Green Lane
Location
Place Tranmere
Local authority Wirral
Grid reference SJ325878
Operations
Station code GNL
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.262 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.232 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.228 million
2007/08 Increase 0.259 million
2008/09 Increase 0.711 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.661 million
2010/11 Increase 0.693 million
2011/12 Increase 0.702 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.665 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone B1
History
1886
1903
Opened
Electrified
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Green Lane from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Green Lane railway station serves the town of Birkenhead, Wirral, England, located in the area of Tranmere. It is situated on the Chester and Ellesmere Port branches of the Wirral Line, part of the Merseyrail network. The station is located in a below ground level cutting. As initially the station accommodated steam trains it is partially open to the atmosphere above to aid ventilation.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1886 as the terminus of the Mersey Railway's line from Liverpool via the Mersey Railway Tunnel. In 1891 the line was extended southwards to Rock Ferry, and was subsequently electrified in 1903. It became part of the British Rail's Merseyrail network in the 1970s. Further electrification in the 1980s and 1990s allowed train services to be extended beyond Rock Ferry; first to Hooton in 1985, then to Chester in 1993 and finally Ellesmere Port in 1994.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV.[1] There is a payphone, a vending machine, booking office and live departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. One platform has sheltered seating. The station has a free car park, with 60 spaces, and also has a cycle rack, with 8 spaces, and a secure cycle locker with 18 spaces.[2] Access to the station is by a single step up. There is no access to the platforms for passengers with wheelchairs or prams, as platform access involves two staircases.[3] Thus far platform access has not been modernised at all, let alone to the standard of that at Hooton. In early June 2014 it has been announced that this station will be among a small number of stations on the Merseyrail network that will be spruced up as part of a £3.7m programme of improvements, this station will see refurbishment and improvement of passenger areas and improvements to lighting and CCTV coverage.

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes between Chester and Liverpool on weekdays and Saturdays until late evening when the service becomes half-hourly, as it is on Sundays. Additionally there is a half-hourly service between Liverpool and Ellesmere Port all day, every day.[4] Northbound trains operate via Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. Southbound trains all proceed as far as Hooton, where the lines to Chester and Ellesmere Port divide. These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Station Facilities for Green Lane Accessed 2013-12-20
  2. ^ Green Lane train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2013-12-20
  3. ^ Green Lane Station Plan Accessed 2013-12-20
  4. ^ "Wirral Line timetable". Merseyrail. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rock Ferry   Merseyrail
Wirral Line
  Birkenhead Central

Coordinates: 53°22′59″N 3°00′58″W / 53.383°N 3.016°W / 53.383; -3.016