Bootle Oriel Road railway station
|Bootle Oriel Road|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|1850||First station opened as Bootle Village|
|1876||present station opened|
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|* 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 Regulation 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 (on north side of 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).
In 2006, an extensive refurbishment plan was drawn up for the station. The work included the installation of a new booking hall, ramps, lifts and a new footbridge. The work started in February 2007 and was completed early in 2008. A footbridge, replacing the former subway, was lifted into place at the station during the weekend of 3 and 4 November 2007.
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
- "An £8 million plus investment". merseytravel.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2007.
- "Work set to start at Bootle Oriel Road Station". merseytravel.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2007.
- "Transformation of Bootle Oriel Road Station begins". merseytravel.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2007.
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|Bootle New Strand||Merseyrail
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