Mossley Hill railway station

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Mossley Hill National Rail
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Location
Place Mossley Hill
Local authority Liverpool
Coordinates 53°22′44″N 2°54′54″W / 53.379°N 2.915°W / 53.379; -2.915Coordinates: 53°22′44″N 2°54′54″W / 53.379°N 2.915°W / 53.379; -2.915
Grid reference SJ392873
Operations
Station code MSH
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 4
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.302 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.290 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.243 million
2014/15 Increase 0.254 million
2015/16 Increase 0.263 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1
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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 Mossley Hill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mossley Hill railway station is in the suburbs of Liverpool in the north west of England. The station is operated by Northern.

History[edit]

It and Allerton were the only stations opened on 15 February 1864 when the St Helens Railway's (taken over by the LNWR from 29 July 1864) extension from Speke to Edge Hill opened. The station was replaced from 13 July 1891, when the Edge Hill to Speke line was quadrupled.[1]

The station was renamed from Mossley Hill for Aigburth to Mossley Hill on 6 May 1974.[2]

North of the station, on the route towards Edge Hill are the sites – still identifiable where the line crosses roads – of the former Sefton Park and Wavertree stations.

Facilities[edit]

The ticket office is on a road bridge and (as is standard practice for Merseytravel-sponsored stations) is staffed throughout the hours of service all week. Ramps lead down to the two island platforms, which have basic shelters and seats.[3] Passenger information screens, automated announcements and customer help points are also provided to offer train running information.

Like West Allerton (preceding south) there are 4 platforms, 2 of which, platforms 1 and 2, are located on the fast lines and are where most trains stop. 3 & 4 are on the slow lines and are used infrequently, mainly where faster services (Virgin West Coast, First TransPennine Express and most London Midland) are booked to overtake stopping services on this stretch of line (this is most common in the Liverpool-bound direction).[citation needed]

Services[edit]

The station is currently served by local stopping trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Oxford Road operated by Northern. These call every half-hour in each direction on Mondays to Saturdays during the day - one eastbound train each hour stops at all stations to Warrington Central then runs limited stop west of there whilst the other is limited stop to Warrington but then serves most local stops thereafter. The frequency drops to hourly in the evening and on Sundays. Services to Crewe and Birmingham New Street no longer stop here in the current (2016-17) timetable, though convenient connections are available at Liverpool South Parkway.[4]

The station is served by several local bus routes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway Magazine March 1959 p. 195
  2. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  3. ^ Mossley Hill station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ GB eNRT 2016-17 Edition, Tables 89 & 91 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Edge Hill   Northern
Liverpool to Manchester Line (south)
  West Allerton
Disused railways
Edge Lane   Canada Dock Branch
Olive Mount chord
  Terminus