Old Roan railway station

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Old Roan National Rail
Old Roan
Old Roan railway station, from the Liverpool platform
Location
Place Aintree
Local authority Sefton
Coordinates 53°29′12″N 2°57′03″W / 53.4868°N 2.9508°W / 53.4868; -2.9508Coordinates: 53°29′12″N 2°57′03″W / 53.4868°N 2.9508°W / 53.4868; -2.9508
Grid reference SJ370993
Operations
Station code ORN
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  0.261 million
2005/06 Increase 0.285 million
2006/07 Increase 0.306 million
2007/08 Increase 0.337 million
2008/09 Increase 0.918 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.861 million
2010/11 Increase 0.864 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.815 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.748 million
2013/14 Increase 0.864 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C3
History
2002 Refurbished
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Old Roan from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Old Roan railway station is a railway station in Aintree village, Merseyside, England, about seven miles north-east of Liverpool, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network.

Location[edit]

The station is located on Ormskirk Road, with the southbound platform accessible from Ormskirk Road and the northbound platform under the railway bridge on Copy Lane (which is actually in Netherton). Interchange with local bus services is available on both Ormskirk Road, Copy Lane and from the station's new bus terminus. Old Roan is a more convenient station for much of Aintree Village compared with Aintree.

History[edit]

The line was originally part of the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway, until the railway was later absorbed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Services ran from Ormskirk to Liverpool Exchange (The latter station closed in 1977 & now services are diverted underground to Moorfields & continue on to Liverpool Central.

Housing development on what had previously been farmland encouraged the London Midland And Scottish Railway, successor to the Lancashire and Yorkshire, to build a station at Old Roan in 1935, it being named after an adjacent public house.

Although the lines on which Old Roan is situated ran parallel to those of the Cheshire Lines Committee's North Liverpool Extension Line, (running from Liverpool Central High Level to Southport Lord Street), there were no platforms on the CLC line, although a junction between the two routes did exist south of the station.

Facilities[edit]

Old Roan station has seen significant improvements made to it over the past 5 years. The station was totally renovated in 2002, a lift installed, and underground subway added to link both platforms. A waiting room has been installed on the Liverpool platform.

Services[edit]

Old Roan is served by electric trains between Liverpool Central and Ormskirk. There are trains every 15 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytime, and every 30 minutes at other times.

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Aintree   Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Maghull
Disused railways
Aintree Central   Cheshire Lines Committee
SCLER
  Sefton and Maghull