Formby railway station

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Formby National Rail
Looking South, Formby Railway Station (geograph 2993711).jpg
Location
PlaceFormby
Local authoritySefton
Coordinates53°33′13″N 3°04′15″W / 53.5535°N 3.0708°W / 53.5535; -3.0708Coordinates: 53°33′13″N 3°04′15″W / 53.5535°N 3.0708°W / 53.5535; -3.0708
Grid referenceSD291068
Operations
Station codeFBY
Managed byMerseyrail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 1.312 million
2015/16Increase 1.385 million
2016/17Increase 1.492 million
2017/18Decrease 1.476 million
2018/19Increase 1.516 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneD2
History
Key datesOpened 1848 (1848)
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 Formby from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Formby railway station is a railway station in the town of Formby, Merseyside, England. The station is located on the Southport branch of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line. The station has a car park.

History[edit]

Formby opened in 1848 as an intermediate station on the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway (LCSR). It became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) on 14 June 1855[1] who took over from the LCSR. 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 privatisation in 1995).

Formby is mentioned in the song Slow Train by Flanders and Swann. This is because the Beeching Report listed Formby as a station to be closed, along with the entire Liverpool to Southport route.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed, 15 minutes before the first train and 15 minutes after the last train, and has platform CCTV. There is a payphone, ticket machines, booking office and live departure and arrival screens for passenger information. The station has a free car park, with 126 spaces, as well as an 8-space cycle rack and secure indoor storage for 40 cycles. The platforms are fully accessible for wheelchair users with lifts available.[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 1990, p. 88
  2. ^ "Formby train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 1-85260-049-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Freshfield
towards Southport
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Hightown
towards Hunts Cross