Lea Green railway station

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Lea Green National Rail
Lea Green railway station (geograph 3818915).jpg
Location
Place Sutton, Merseyside
Local authority St Helens
Grid reference SJ519924
Operations
Station code LEG
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.499 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.476 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.382 million
2014/15 Increase 0.394 million
2015/16 Increase 0.439 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone A1
History
2000 Opened
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.
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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 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 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.

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.[1]

Services[edit]

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. [2]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lea Green station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 22 December 2016
  2. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rainhill   Northern
Liverpool to Manchester Line
(Northern Route)
  St Helens Junction

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