Garswood railway station

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Garswood National Rail
Platforms and footbridge, Garswood railway station (geograph 3795528).jpg
Location
PlaceGarswood
Local authoritySt Helens
Coordinates53°29′17″N 2°40′19″W / 53.4881°N 2.672°W / 53.4881; -2.672Coordinates: 53°29′17″N 2°40′19″W / 53.4881°N 2.672°W / 53.4881; -2.672
Grid referenceSJ555992
Operations
Station codeGSW
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.292 million
2014/15Decrease 0.278 million
2015/16Increase 0.306 million
2016/17Increase 0.323 million
2017/18Increase 0.350 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneA1
History
Original companyLancashire Union Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
1 December 1869Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Garswood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Garswood railway station serves the village of Garswood in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England. It is situated on the electrified Liverpool to Wigan Line 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Liverpool Lime Street. The station, and all trains calling there, are operated by Northern.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 December 1869[1] by the Lancashire Union Railway on their route between St Helens and Blackburn. It later became part of the London and North Western Railway, with through running to Liverpool via Huyton commencing in 1871. Passenger services over the Wigan to Chorley and Blackburn section ended in January 1960.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a ticket office on the northbound platform (1) and a waiting room on platform 2. The ticket office is manned throughout the hours of service (as is usual for Merseytravel-sponsored stations), seven days per week. Customer help points and timetable poster boards are provided to offer train running information. Step-free access is only available to platform 1, as platform 2 (for Liverpool) can only be reached via the footbridge (which has steps).[2]

Services[edit]

During Monday to Saturday daytimes, Garswood is served by trains every 30 minutes between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western.[3]

On Sundays the service is also half-hourly in each direction, with one perhour service beyond Wigan to Preston and Blackpool North northbound.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  2. ^ Garswood station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 10 January 2017
  3. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
St Helens Central   Northern
Liverpool to Wigan Line
  Bryn
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Carr Mill   London and North Western Railway
Lancashire Union Railway
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