Little Sutton railway station

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Little Sutton National Rail
Ellesmere Port service, Little Sutton Railway Station (geograph 2987224).jpg
Location
Place Little Sutton, Cheshire
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
Coordinates 53°17′07″N 2°56′36″W / 53.2854°N 2.9433°W / 53.2854; -2.9433Coordinates: 53°17′07″N 2°56′36″W / 53.2854°N 2.9433°W / 53.2854; -2.9433
Grid reference SJ372769
Operations
Station code LTT
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 114,892
2012/13 Decrease 94,718
2013/14 Increase 137,136
2014/15 Increase 145,410
2015/16 Increase 151,722
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone G1
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Little Sutton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Little Sutton railway station serves the village of Little Sutton, near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. It is situated on the Ellesmere Port branch of the Wirral Line, part of the Merseyrail network. The station is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]. The station opened in 1863 as "Sutton" and was renamed Little Sutton in 1886. It became part of the Merseyrail network in 1994, when the branch from Hooton to Ellesmere Port was electrified by British Rail, and through train services to Liverpool via Birkenhead commenced.

As of 2013/14, Little Sutton is the least used station on the Merseyrail network.

Facilities[edit]

The station has platform CCTV.[2] Each platform has a sheltered waiting area. There are electronic departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. There is a payphone, next to the entrance, on platform 2.[3] There is ramp access, to each platform, for passengers with wheelchairs or prams. However, cross-platform access, within the station, is by staircase only. Platform access has not been modernised to the standard of that at Hooton.

Little Sutton is one of four stations on the Merseyrail network that is Unstaffed, the others being Bache, Capenhurst and Overpool. Passengers purchase tickets from the Ticket Vending Machine located on the platform. This machine can issue tickets to any destination on the rail network. Passengers failing to purchase a ticket will be liable for a Penalty Fare if they board a Merseyrail service without obtaining a valid ticket. The station became part of the Merseyrail Penalty Fares Area on 15 June 2009.

Services[edit]

This station is served by trains bound for Liverpool Central and Ellesmere Port, with platform 1 serving Ellesmere Port bound services and platform 2 serving Liverpool bound services, and is classed by Merseyrail as part of the Ellesmere Port branch of the Wirral Line.

Services call at this station every thirty minutes or less, including Sundays.[4] These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England, "Little Sutton Station (1104906)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 20 August 2013 
  2. ^ Little Sutton train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2014-01-30
  3. ^ Station Facilities for Little Sutton Accessed 2014-01-30
  4. ^ "Wirral Line timetable" (PDF). Merseyrail. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 

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Preceding station National Rail Following station
Overpool
towards Ellesmere Port
  Merseyrail
Wirral Line
  Hooton
towards Liverpool Central