Lea Green railway station

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Lea Green National Rail
Lea Green railway station (geograph 3818915).jpg
Location
PlaceSutton, Merseyside
Local authoritySt Helens
Grid referenceSJ519924
Operations
Station codeLEG
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 0.382 million
2014/15Increase 0.394 million
2015/16Increase 0.439 million
2016/17Increase 0.446 million
2017/18Increase 0.485 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneA1
History
2000Opened
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 Lea Green from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Lea Green railway station is in St Helens, Merseyside, England, three miles south of the town centre near the suburb of Clock Face. The station is on the electrified northern route of the two Liverpool to Manchester lines, 10 34 miles (17 km) east of Liverpool Lime Street. Northern operates the station with Merseytravel sponsorship displaying Merseyrail signs. Constructed in 2000, the station has a park and ride car park fitted with charging points for electrically-powered vehicles, a modern CCTV security system and a booking office at street level.

History[edit]

The first Lea Green station was where Lowfield Lane met Lea Green Road (SJ510920 about 950 metres towards Liverpool from the current station)[1] It opened in 1830 on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.[2] The early intermediate stations were little more than halts positioned where the railway crossed a road or turnpike[3] accounting for variations in their names.[4] Lea Green station was probably known as Top of Sutton Incline, then Sutton by 1844, and Lea Green again in 1848, although Butt (1995) says it was Lea Green before becoming Sutton.[4][2] The first station closed on 7 March 1955.[2]

The current station in the cutting at Marshalls Cross opened in 2000.[5]

Thatto Heath railway station on the Liverpool to Wigan Line is approximately two miles to the north west.

Facilities[edit]

The ticket office is manned each day from 06:00 to midnight (except Sundays, when it opens at 08:30). Shelters are provided on each platform, along with help points, digital information screens and timetable poster boards. Both platforms have step-free access from the ticket office and station entrance via ramps.[6]

Services[edit]

Northern operates trains (every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime) to Liverpool Lime Street. In the other direction, trains run to Earlestown, from where one train per hour continues to Crewe via Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport and the other to Warrington Bank Quay. [7] Northern services to Manchester Victoria run during the weekday peaks and early morning/late evening. A single train each day runs to and from Wigan North Western via Earlestown.

Sunday services see just one train per hour to Liverpool Lime Street and Wilmslow via Manchester Airport. When the line was electrified in spring 2015, Liverpool to Manchester Airport, Liverpool to Manchester Victoria and Liverpool to Warrington Bank Quay services were operated by four-car Class 319 electric units.

As of the May 2018 timetable change, TransPennine Express began to call with hourly services to Leeds/York/Scarborough.[8]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rainhill   Northern
Liverpool to Manchester Line
  St Helens Junction
Liverpool Lime Street   TransPennine Express
North TransPennine
  Manchester Victoria

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lea Green station". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c 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. 140. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  3. ^ Ferneyhough, Frank (1980). Liverpool & Manchester Railway, 1830-1980. R. Hale. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7091-8137-8.
  4. ^ a b G O Holt (1965). A short history of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (Second ed.). The Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 22.
  5. ^ "New station gets on track". Lancashire County Publications. Newsbank Inc. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. ^ Lea Green station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 22 December 2016
  7. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  8. ^ "May 2018 Timetable Changes | Travel Updates | TransPennine Express". www.tpexpress.co.uk. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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Coordinates: 53°25′37″N 2°43′26″W / 53.427°N 2.724°W / 53.427; -2.724