Rice Lane railway station

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Rice Lane National Rail
Ticket Office, Rice Lane Railway Station (geograph 2995870).jpg
A view of the ticket office, from the footbridge.
Location
Place Walton
Local authority Liverpool
Coordinates 53°27′27″N 2°57′46″W / 53.4576°N 2.9628°W / 53.4576; -2.9628Coordinates: 53°27′27″N 2°57′46″W / 53.4576°N 2.9628°W / 53.4576; -2.9628
Grid reference SJ361960
Operations
Station code RIL
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.290 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.281 million
2013/14 Increase 0.297 million
2014/15 Increase 0.314 million
2015/16 Increase 0.315 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1
History
20 November 1848 (1848-11-20) 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.[1] 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).

Facilities[edit]

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).[2]

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes between Kirkby and Liverpool Central, and every 30 minutes at other time (evenings and all day Sundays).[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 191, 197. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Rice Lane station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 21 December 2016
  3. ^ Table 104 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Fazakerley
towards Kirkby
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Kirkdale
towards Liverpool Central