Eastham Rake railway station

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Eastham Rake National Rail
Eastham Rake Station.jpg
Location
Place Eastham
Local authority Wirral
Coordinates 53°18′28″N 2°58′53″W / 53.3077°N 2.9813°W / 53.3077; -2.9813Coordinates: 53°18′28″N 2°58′53″W / 53.3077°N 2.9813°W / 53.3077; -2.9813
Grid reference SJ347794
Operations
Station code ERA
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 0.497 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.470 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.320 million
2014/15 Increase 0.336 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.328 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone B2
History
1995 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 Eastham Rake from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Eastham Rake railway station is a railway station serving the village of Eastham on the Wirral Peninsula, England. It is situated on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network 8 12 miles (13.7 km) south west of Liverpool Lime Street. The station is relatively new, having opened to passengers in 1995.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV.[1] There is a payphone, a vending machine and a booking office. There are departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. Each of the two platforms has sheltered seating. There is a free car park with 101 spaces, a cycle rack with 6 spaces, and a secure cycle locker with 44 spaces.[2] Access to the station booking office is on the pavement. Access to each of the two platforms is by a stepped ramp. This allows relatively easy access for passengers with wheelchairs or prams.[3]

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes between Chester and Liverpool on weekdays and Saturdays until late evening when the service becomes half-hourly, as it is on Sundays. Additionally there is a half-hourly service between Liverpool and Ellesmere Port all day, every day.[4] Northbound trains operate via Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. Southbound the next station is Hooton, where the lines to Chester and Ellesmere Port divide. These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Station Facilities for Eastham Rake Accessed 2013-12-20
  2. ^ Eastham Rake train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2017-2-8
  3. ^ Eastham Rake Station Plan
  4. ^ "Wirral Line timetable" (PDF). Merseyrail. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Hooton
towards Chester or Ellesmere Port
  Merseyrail
Wirral Line
  Bromborough
towards Liverpool Central