Bootle New Strand railway station
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Bootle New Strand railway station is a railway station in the centre of Bootle, Merseyside, England. It is on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network and serves in particular the nearby New Strand Shopping Centre. The platforms are elevated and are reached by ramps from the entrance at street level. Connecting bus services leave from the nearby bus station in the basement of New Strand Shopping Centre.
Bootle New Strand 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. Originally it was named Marsh Lane & Strand Road, until some time during the 1960s when the nearby New Strand Shopping Centre was built. The LC&SR became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR), on 14 June 1855. 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).
The station has a ticket office and is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV. There is step-free access to both platforms but both platforms are accessed via steep ramps that are over 30 metres long. There are cycle racks for 10 cycles and secure cycle storage for 32 cycles as well as facilities to rent bikes as part of Merseyrail's Go Cycle scheme.
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. Winter Sunday services are every 30 minutes in each direction.
A Merseyrail Class 507 departs towards Liverpool.
- Awdry, p. 88
- "Bootle-new-strand train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
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|Seaforth & Litherland
|Bootle Oriel Road
towards Hunts Cross
Line and station open
|Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
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|Linacre Road||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
North Mersey Branch