Bank Hall railway station

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Bank Hall National Rail
Station building, Bank Hall Railway Station (geograph 2995741).jpg
The booking office and platforms.
Location
Place Kirkdale
Local authority Liverpool
Coordinates 53°26′15″N 2°59′15″W / 53.4376°N 2.9875°W / 53.4376; -2.9875Coordinates: 53°26′15″N 2°59′15″W / 53.4376°N 2.9875°W / 53.4376; -2.9875
Grid reference SJ344939
Operations
Station code BAH
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.175 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.160 million
2013/14 Increase 0.161 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.159 million
2015/16 Increase 0.164 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1
History
1850 Opened
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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 Bank Hall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bank Hall railway station is a railway station in Kirkdale, Liverpool, England, located to the north of the city centre, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network. As the area around the station is made up of largely closed industrial buildings, the station is one of the quietest on the Northern Line.

History[edit]

Bank Hall opened in 1850 as an intermediate station when the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway was extended from its previous terminal at Waterloo to Liverpool Exchange. It became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR), on 14 June 1855.[1] The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948 and in 1978 the station became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line (operated by British Rail until privatisation in 1995). Only one of the two island platforms located here is still in use - the other remains but has no track and is heavily overgrown.[2]

The station in 1962

Facilities[edit]

The stations's ticket office is staffed during the hours the station is open (from 05:45 on weekdays, 08:00 Sundays until end of service shortly after midnight). There is a shelter on the platform and digital display screens, but no step-free access from the booking hall down to the platform.[3]

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes throughout the day from Monday to Saturday (and on summer Sundays) to Southport to the north, and to Hunts Cross via Liverpool Central to the south. Alternate trains terminate at Liverpool Central southbound on Sundays in summer. Winter Sunday services are every 30 minutes in each direction.[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, p. 88
  2. ^ "Bank Hall railway station, Merseyside in 2011" Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 13 December 2016
  3. ^ Bank Hall station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 13 December 2016
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 103

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bootle Oriel Road
towards Southport
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Sandhills
towards Hunts Cross