Wallasey Grove Road railway station

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Wallasey Grove Road National Rail
Wallasey Grove Road
A Merseyrail Class 507 at Wallasey Grove Road.
Location
Place Wallasey
Local authority Wirral
Grid reference SJ290929
Operations
Station code WLG
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.310 million
2005/06 Steady 0.310 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.305 million
2007/08 Steady 0.305 million
2008/09 Increase 0.490 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.445 million
2010/11 Increase 0.467 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.448 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.434 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone B1
History
1938 Electrified
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wallasey Grove Road from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wallasey Grove Road railway station is situated in Wallasey, Wirral, England. It is situated on the Wirral Line 6½ miles (10 km) west of Liverpool Lime Street on the Merseyrail network.

History[edit]

The station was built on the Wirral Railway's route from Birkenhead Park to New Brighton, opening in 1888. Through services via the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool commenced in 1938, when the London Midland and Scottish Railway electrified the line.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV.[1] There is a payphone, a vending machine and a waiting room on platform 1, a booking office, live departure and arrival screens, for passenger information, and each of the two platforms also has a further sheltered waiting area.[2] The station has a free "Park and Ride" car park with 168 spaces, a drop-off point, and a cycle rack with six spaces.[3] Both platforms can be easily accessed by separate entrances, which are a 250 metres (270 yd) walk apart, without the use of staircases. However, there is no easier access, cross-platform, for passengers with wheelchairs or prams, as other access is by staircase only.[2] As yet, platform access has not been modernised to the standard of that at Hooton.

Services[edit]

Current service levels are every 15 minutes to Liverpool and New Brighton during Monday to Saturday daytime, and every 30 minutes at other times.[4] These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.

Wallasey Grove Road has been adopted by the Edible Wirral Partnership for the growing of fresh fruits and vegetables on the station's platforms.[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Station Facilities for Wallasey Grove Road Accessed 2013-12-19
  2. ^ a b Wallasey Grove Road Plan Accessed 2013-12-19
  3. ^ Wallasey Grove Road train station, Merseyrail Accessed 2013-12-19
  4. ^ "Wirral Line timetable". Merseyrail. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Vegetables bloom at Wallasey Grove Road station". Wirral Globe. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
New Brighton   Merseyrail
Wirral Line
  Wallasey Village

Coordinates: 53°25′41″N 3°04′12″W / 53.428°N 3.070°W / 53.428; -3.070