Rice Lane railway station
A view of the ticket office, from the footbridge.
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|20 November 1848||Opened as Preston Road|
|14 May 1984||Renamed Rice Lane|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rice Lane from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Rice Lane railway station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, located to the north of the city centre in the Walton district. It is on the Kirkby branch of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line.
The station was opened on 20 November 1848, and was known as Preston Road until 14 May 1984. It is located just to the north of Walton Junction, where the Kirkby and Ormskirk branches of the Northern line diverge; Walton (Merseyside) station on the Ormskirk line is close by (5 minutes away on foot along Hornby Road).
Rice Lane is staffed throughout day, as is the norm for Merseyrail stations (15 minutes before start of service until 00:20, seven days per week). The ticket office is located on the Liverpool-bound platform and there are shelters on each side, along with digital information screens and timetable posters. Automated train running announcements are also provided. No step-free access is offered, as the only way to reach the platforms is via a staircase from the road after which the station is named (the two platforms being linked by a stepped footbridge).
A Merseyrail Class 508 arrives with a service.
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- Station information for Rice Lane railway station from Merseyrail
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towards Liverpool Central