Broad Green railway station
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The oldest passenger station in the world was Crown Street railway station on the Liverpool and Manchester passenger railway opening on 17 September 1830. The trains set out on the first day at the Liverpool end. The second station on the line was the original Edge Hill railway station, the third was Broad Green station. In 1836 Crown Street station was demolished and Edge Hill decommissioned. A new Edge Hill station opened to the north of the original station in the grounds of the Edge Hill junction. This leaves Broad Green station as the oldest used railway station in the world. The current station buildings are not original dating from 1972.
The station is located very close to junction 4 of the M62 motorway however is not a "parkway" or "interchange" station. It has recently introduced a 'Park and Ride' scheme, with a large car park situated on the south side of the station. Broadgreen Hospital is a little under half a mile away.
The station is operated by Northern, being served by trains from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western, Manchester Victoria and Warrington Bank Quay. Trains to and from Liverpool Lime Street are approximately every 15 minutes through most of the day. Electrically powered trains have been operating through then station since March 2015, using Class 319 EMUs. Diesel powered trains remain in use on Sundays for services to and from Blackpool North.
The ticket office is located on the Liverpool-bound platform (platform 1) and like most Merseytravel-sponsored stations is manned throughout the hours of service, seven days per week. A waiting shelter is provided on platform 2 and there are digital display screens and customer help points provided on both sides. The platforms are linked by a subway with steps, but level access is available to both sides via nearby streets.
The normal eastbound off-peak service is of two trains per hour to Wigan North Western, one to Manchester Victoria and one to Warrington Bank Quay. Westbound, there are four trains per hour to Liverpool Lime Street. A more frequent service operate at peak times.
On Sundays, services run from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North via Wigan North Western and Preston. Services also run from Lime Street to Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly calling at all stations except Patricroft en route to Piccadilly.
There is no service to Warrington Bank Quay on a Sunday.
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A Northern Rail Class 156 waits at the station.
- "Face-lift for Broad Green". Railway Magazine. November 1971. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
- Broad Green station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 11 January 2017
- Table 90 National Rail timetable, December 2016
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