St Michaels railway station
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|Place||St Michael's Hamlet|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at St Michaels from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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St Michaels railway station is a railway station in St Michael's Hamlet, Liverpool, England, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail suburban system. It is situated near, but not on St Michael's Road, Aigburth, a short distance to the south of the Lark Lane and Sefton Park neighbourhoods. The main station building sits at street level, over the lines which are in a cutting. Leading down to the platforms, from apertures in the station building, are ramps which were built for the International Garden Festival in 1984.
The station closed in 1972 but reopened in 1978 as part of the Kirkby–Garston line of the Merseyrail system. The reopening of the station was part-funded by Marks and Spencer, because of that company's use of the "St Michael" brand; this is recognised by a plaque at the site. Services were extended from Garston to Hunts Cross in 1983, and diverted to Southport instead of Kirkby in 1984.
From 11 December 2006 the Monday-Saturday evening service was increased to run every 15 minutes, instead of half-hourly as previously.
Ramps, which were installed for the International Garden Festival in 1984, allow access to the platforms. Steps to street level (bypassing the ticket office) have been sealed off. The station building contains the ticket office and a snack vending machine, but no automated ticket selling machine, nor ticket barriers. There is free parking directly outside for three cars and at least six bicycles, with unrestricted parking for many more cars available in the vicinity. In February 2010, a departure board was added in the main booking hall along with electronic signage on each platform. In 2013 a public toilet was built in the station and it is planned to have bicycles for hire sometime in 2013/14.
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- Station information for St Michaels railway station from Merseyrail
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