Bootle Oriel Road railway station
|Bootle Oriel Road|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|1850||First station opened as Bootle Village|
|1876||present station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bootle Oriel Road from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Bootle Oriel Road railway station is a railway station in Bootle, Merseyside, England. It is situated near the town's Victorian civic centre, opposite Bootle Town Hall, although the surrounding area is now largely residential. It is located on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network.
Bootle Village Station (on south side of Merton Road) 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. A new station called Bootle Oriel Road (further south from Merton Road) was opened on 1 May 1876 and replaced Bootle Village Station. It 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 privatised in 1995).
There is a booking office and staff are available 15 minutes before the first train and 15 minutes after the last train. Both platforms can be accessed via ramps or lifts. There is car parking for 4 cars and secure cycle storage for 24 cycles, plus toilets and a payphone. Train running information is provided via automated announcements, digital CIS displays, customer help points on each platform and timetable posters.
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 508 departs from the station.
- Awdry, p. 88
- "Bootle-oriel-road train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- Bootle Oriel Road station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 103 National Rail timetable, May 2017
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- Station information for Bootle Oriel Road railway station from Merseyrail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Bootle New Strand
towards Hunts Cross
Line open, station closed
|Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
Line open, station closed
|Terminus||London and North Western Railway
Alexandra Dock Branch