Hightown railway station
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|Local authority||Metropolitan Borough of Sefton|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Key dates||Opened 1848|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hightown from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Hightown 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, which had absorbed the LCSR. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn amalgamated with other railways to create the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923.
In 2002, the station won the Arriva Trains Merseyside ‘Best Kept Station’ award. A plaque is displayed at the entrance of the Ticket Office.
In February 2019, as part of the Merseyrail platform upgrade works, both of the platforms were raised in preparation for the British Rail Class 777 METRO units, coming into operation in 2020.
The station is staffed, from 15 minutes before the first train until 15 minutes after the last train.
Platform 1 (Southbound) has a waiting room, ticket office, cycle storage and a photo booth, whilst Platform 2 (Northbound) has a shelter, a payphone and cycle storage. There are live dot-matrix departure screens, for passenger information and platform CCTV on both platforms. The platforms are linked via a stepped bridge but both may be accessed via road.
On mondays to Saturdays there are four trains an hour throughout the day in each direction; on Sundays there are two per hour.
Merseyrail Class 508s pass at the station.
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- Station information for Hightown railway station from Merseyrail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
towards Hunts Cross