Blundellsands & Crosby railway station

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Blundellsands & Crosby National Rail
Waiting Rooms, Blundellsands and Crosby Railway Station (geograph 2994495).jpg
Location
Place Blundellsands
Local authority Sefton
Coordinates 53°29′16″N 3°02′25″W / 53.48767°N 3.04038°W / 53.48767; -3.04038Coordinates: 53°29′16″N 3°02′25″W / 53.48767°N 3.04038°W / 53.48767; -3.04038
Grid reference SJ310994
Operations
Station code BLN
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 Decrease 1.643 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.532 million
2013/14 Decrease 1.324 million
2014/15 Increase 1.370 million
2015/16 Increase 1.411 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C3
History
1848 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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 Blundellsands & Crosby from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Blundellsands & Crosby railway station is a railway station in the Blundellsands area of Merseyside, England. It also serves the adjacent town of Crosby. It is situated on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network.

History[edit]

Blundellsands & Crosby opened in 1848 as an intermediate station on the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway. It became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) on 14 June 1855[1] who took over from the (LCSR). 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).

Facilities[edit]

The station underwent a revamp at a cost of £250,000 in 2009, including the installation of electronic timetables, in July that year. The refurbishment included a new toilet with disabled access, changes to the waiting rooms such as automatic doors, CCTV, new flooring, seats, new windows and heating. In 2010 a new 101-space car park was constructed on the site of the previous one, including new surfacing, marked bays, lighting and landscaping. There is also cycle racks for 30 cycles and secure cycle storage for 74 cycles.[2]

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 in Liverpool via Liverpool Central to the south.[3] Winter Sunday services are every 30 minutes in each direction.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, p. 88
  2. ^ "Blundellsands-and-Crosby train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Table 103 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hall Road
towards Southport
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Waterloo
towards Hunts Cross