Garswood railway station
|Local authority||St Helens|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Lancashire Union Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 December 1869||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.
The station was opened on 1 December 1869 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.
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).
On Sundays the service is also half-hourly in each direction, with one perhour service beyond Wigan to Preston and Blackpool North northbound.
A Northern Rail Class 156 waits at the station.
- 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.
- Garswood station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 10 January 2017
- Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2018
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|St Helens Central||Northern
Liverpool to Wigan Line
|Carr Mill||London and North Western Railway
Lancashire Union Railway
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