Old Roan railway station
Old Roan railway station, from the Liverpool platform
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Original company||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|17 February 1936||Station opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Old Roan from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station is located on Ormskirk Road, with the southbound platform accessible from Ormskirk Road and the northbound platform under the railway bridge on Copy Lane (which is actually in Netherton). Interchange with local bus services is available on both Ormskirk Road, Copy Lane and from the station's new bus terminus. Old Roan is a more convenient station for much of Aintree Village compared with Aintree.
The station was opened on 17 February 1936 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. The line was originally part of the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway, until the railway was later absorbed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Services ran from Ormskirk to Liverpool Exchange - the latter station closed in 1977 & now services run underground to Moorfields & continue on to Liverpool Central.
Housing development on what had previously been farmland encouraged the London Midland And Scottish Railway, successor to the Lancashire and Yorkshire, to build a station at Old Roan in 1935, it being named after an adjacent public house.
Although the lines on which Old Roan is situated ran parallel to those of the Cheshire Lines Committee's North Liverpool Extension Line, (running from Liverpool Central High Level to Southport Lord Street), there were no platforms on the CLC line, although a junction between the two routes did exist south of the station.
The station is staffed, 15 minutes before the first train and 15 minutes after the last train. There is a booking office, payphone, and live departure and arrival screens for passenger information. The station has a secure storage for 20 cycles. The station is fully accessible for wheelchair users with lift access to the platforms and step free access to the car park and booking office.
Old Roan is served by electric trains between Liverpool Central and Ormskirk. There are trains every 15 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytime, and every 30 minutes during the evening and on Sundays.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 177. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- "Old-roan train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
- Table 105 National Rail timetable, December 2016 (Network Rail)
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- Station information for Old Roan railway station from Merseyrail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
towards Liverpool Central
|Aintree Central||Cheshire Lines Committee
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