Rice Lane railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Rice Lane
National Rail
Ticket Office, Rice Lane Railway Station (geograph 2995870).jpg
A view of the ticket office, from the footbridge.
LocationWalton, Liverpool
Coordinates53°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 referenceSJ361960
Managed byMerseyrail
Transit authorityMerseytravel
Other information
Station codeRIL
Fare zoneC1
Key dates
20 November 1848 (1848-11-20)Opened as Preston Road
14 May 1984Renamed Rice Lane
2015/16Increase 0.315 million
2016/17Increase 0.325 million
2017/18Decrease 0.324 million
2018/19Increase 0.581 million
2019/20Increase 0.724 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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).


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]


Trains operate every 15 minutes between Kirkby and Liverpool Central, and every 30 minutes at other time (evenings after 19:50 and all day Sundays).[3]



  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
towards Kirkby
Northern Line
towards Liverpool Central