Lea Green railway station
|Local authority||St Helens|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
Lea Green railway station is in St Helens, Merseyside, England, being approximately three miles south from the town centre near the suburb of Clock Face. The station is on the electrified northern route of the two direct Liverpool to Manchester lines, which is the former Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It is located 10 3⁄4 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 which has been fitted with re-charging points for electrically powered road vehicles, a modern CCTV security system and a small booking office at street level.
An earlier Lea Green station closed decades earlier, a few hundred metres away – the present station's location would more accurately be described as Marshalls Cross. Thatto Heath railway station on the Liverpool to Wigan Line is approximately two miles to the north west.
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.
Northern operates trains (every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime) to Liverpool Lime Street. In the other direction, these trains run to Earlestown, from where one train per hour continues to Manchester Victoria and the other to Warrington Bank Quay. A couple of the "express" trains call at the station in the early morning and late evening (Monday - Saturday) to Manchester Airport. 
Sunday services see just 1 train per hour to Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport. Following completion of electrification of the line in Spring 2015, the Liverpool to Manchester Airport, Liverpool to Manchester Victoria and Liverpool to Warrington Bank Quay services are now operated by 4-Car Class 319 Electric Units.
A Northern Rail Class 156 arrives with a service to Liverpool.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Liverpool to Manchester Line
|St Helens Junction|