Bootle Oriel Road railway station

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Bootle Oriel Road National Rail
Footbridge, Bootle Oriel Road Railway Station (geograph 2995625).jpg
Location
Place Bootle
Local authority Sefton
Coordinates 53°26′48″N 2°59′45″W / 53.4468°N 2.9957°W / 53.4468; -2.9957Coordinates: 53°26′48″N 2°59′45″W / 53.4468°N 2.9957°W / 53.4468; -2.9957
Grid reference SJ339949
Operations
Station code BOT
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 0.511 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.476 million
2013/14 Increase 0.598 million
2014/15 Increase 0.617 million
2015/16 Increase 0.642 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1/C3
History
1850 First station opened as Bootle Village
1876 present station 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 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.

History[edit]

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.[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 privatised in 1995).

Facilities[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, p. 88
  2. ^ "Bootle-oriel-road train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bootle New Strand
towards Southport
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Bank Hall
towards Hunts Cross
Disused railways
Bootle Village
Line open, station closed
  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
  Miller's Bridge
Line open, station closed
Terminus   London and North Western Railway
Alexandra Dock Branch
  Spellow