Old Roan railway station
|Old Roan railway station, from the Liverpool platform|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|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 Old Roan from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
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.
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.
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- Station information for Old Roan railway station from Merseyrail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Aintree Central||Cheshire Lines Committee
|Sefton and Maghull|