Sankey railway station

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Sankey for Penketh National Rail
Sankey for Penketh
Location
Place Great Sankey
Local authority Warrington
Coordinates 53°23′32″N 2°39′02″W / 53.3923°N 2.6506°W / 53.3923; -2.6506Coordinates: 53°23′32″N 2°39′02″W / 53.3923°N 2.6506°W / 53.3923; -2.6506
Grid reference SJ568885
Operations
Station code SNK
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   56,905
2005/06 Increase 62,980
2006/07 Decrease 59,780
2007/08 Increase 69,285
2008/09 Increase 78,730
2009/10 Decrease 75,468
2010/11 Increase 99,652
2011/12 Increase 119,756
2012/13 Decrease 111,822
2013/14 Increase 118,460
History
Key dates Opened 1874 (1874)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sankey for Penketh from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sankey railway station, also known as Sankey for Penketh, is a railway station in the west of Warrington, Cheshire, England, serving the Great Sankey, Penketh and Whittle Hall areas of the town. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern Rail. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The main station building is the original (dating from the opening of the line in 1874) and of a standard style used by the Cheshire Lines Committee. It is used as a booking office and waiting room, though part of the building is a house and another part disused. Passengers have little shelter available when the main building is closed and seats are only available on the Manchester bound platform, which has recently had a shelter installed. The station is staffed on Monday to Saturday mornings. At other times you must buy a ticket from the conductor on board, all railcard fares are valid. There is a car park outside and the former goods yard has been used for building houses. The Station was upgraded in May 2013 with Automated Announcements and a Disabled ramp on Platform 1.

Services[edit]

Services are approximately hourly in each direction, towards Widnes and Liverpool Lime Street to the west and towards Warrington Central and Manchester Oxford Road in the east. There are 2 trains per hour during peak hours time and the station is closed on Sundays.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Widnes   Northern Rail
Manchester to Liverpool Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Warrington Central
Disused railways
Tanhouse Lane
Line and station closed
  Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee
Widnes Loop
  Warrington Central
Line and station open