Huyton railway station
|Northern Rail Class 150 heading to Liverpool in 2014|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||4 (3 in use)|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Huyton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Huyton railway station serves the area of Huyton in Merseyside, England. The station acts as an interchange between the Liverpool-Wigan Line and the northern route of the Liverpool-Manchester Line which diverge soon after the station. It is one of the busier stations on these lines. The station is close to the shopping centre and bus station.
Almost £1 million was spent in modernising the station in 2010. The works include a new canopy on Platform 1, a new waiting shelter on Platform 2 and a new disability compliant toilet was also installed. Improvements also included updating the subway which provided better lighting, state-of-the-art CCTV and new seating areas.
Originally Huyton station had four platforms, but the two platforms on the northern side of the station (Platforms 3 and 4) were closed in the 1970s, and the track was lifted. As part of the electrification of the Liverpool-Manchester Line, Platform 3 will be brought back into use in time for the December 2014 timetable change, and Platform 4 will be re-instated later. This work will also see the station signal box closed & demolished as part of the associated resignalling scheme - this currently controls the line between Roby and Rainhill (Earlestown line)/Prescot (Wigan line) though the last few semaphore signals it formerly controlled were removed in September 2012.
There are 10 trains per hour passing through the station.
- 1tph to Warrington Bank Quay calling at:
- 2tph to Wigan North Western calling at:
- 1tph to Manchester Victoria calling at:
- 1tph to Blackpool North calling at:
- 5tph to Liverpool Lime Street calling at:
- 1tph runs non-stop from Huyton to Lime St.
The station signal box, behind which is engineering work to reinstate track.
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|Liverpool Lime Street||Northern Rail
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