Huyton railway station

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Huyton National Rail
Huyton
Northern Rail Class 150 heading to Liverpool in 2014
Location
Place Huyton
Local authority Knowsley
Grid reference SJ440906
Operations
Station code HUY
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*
2004/05  0.393 million
2005/06 Increase 0.430 million
2006/07 Increase 0.426 million
2007/08 Increase 0.427 million
2008/09 Increase 1.189 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.150 million
2010/11 Increase 1.235 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.234 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.150 million
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* 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.
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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.

2010 modernisation[edit]

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.[1]

Future[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Services[edit]

There are 10 trains per hour passing through the station.

Whiston, Rainhill, Lea Green, St Helens Junction, Earlestown and Warrington Bank Quay
Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, St Helens Central, Garswood, Bryn and Wigan North Western
Whiston, Rainhill, Lea Green, St Helens Junction, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, Patricroft, Eccles and Manchester Victoria
St Helens Central, Wigan North Western, Euxton Balshaw Lane, Leyland, Preston and Blackpool North
Roby (4tph), Broad Green (4tph), Wavertree Tech Park (4tph), Edge Hill (4tph) and Liverpool Lime Street
1tph runs non-stop from Huyton to Lime St.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bartlett, David (2009-12-01). "Revamp for Huyton train station". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Roby and Huyton Station Upgrade". Merseytravel. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Liverpool Lime Street   Northern Rail
Liverpool-Preston/Blackpool
  St Helens Central
Roby   Northern Rail
Liverpool-Wigan Line
  Prescot
Roby   Northern Rail
Liverpool-Manchester line
  Whiston

Coordinates: 53°24′36″N 2°50′35″W / 53.410°N 2.843°W / 53.410; -2.843