Roby railway station

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Roby National Rail
Roby railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Roby
Local authority Knowsley
Grid reference SJ432906
Operations
Station code ROB
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 3
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.332 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.314 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.260 million
2014/15 Increase 0.261 million
2015/16 Increase 0.283 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Roby from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Roby railway station serves the village of Roby, Merseyside, England. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Liverpool Lime Street on the former Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and 12 mile (800 m) west of Huyton. It is operated by Northern, as part of Merseyrail's City Line to Manchester and Wigan North Western.

Future[edit]

Originally Roby station had four platforms, but the two platforms on the northern side of the station (Platforms 3 and 4) were closed in the 1970s, and the track was lifted. As part of the electrification of the Liverpool-Manchester Line, Platform 3 will be brought back into use in time for the December 2014 timetable change, and Platform 4 will be re-instated later.[1] The station has received new customer information screens and a P.A system as part of this work.

Facilities[edit]

It is staffed throughout the day (as is the norm for Merseytravel-sponsored stations), with the ticket office (located in the main building on platform one) open from 05:30 until 00:10 Mondays to Saturdays and 09:45 to 17:45 on Sundays.[2] Shelters are available on the other three platforms, along with digital information screens, timetable poster boards, automatic train announcements and customer help points.[3] Full step-free access is offered to the platforms (to 2, 3 and 4 via lifts).

Services[edit]

During the daytime, Monday to Saturday, the station is served by 4 trains per hour in each direction. All Westbound trains run to Liverpool Lime Street.[4]

Eastbound trains serve Huyton, then continue to Wigan North Western (2 trains per hour), Warrington Bank Quay (1 train per hour) or Manchester Victoria (1 train per hour). Services are less frequent in the evenings.

For many years, Roby was closed on Sundays. However, from December 2006, the station gained a Sunday service, with 2 trains per hour to Liverpool, 1 train per hour to Manchester and 1 train per hour to Blackpool North via Wigan.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roby and Huyton Station Upgrade" (PDF). Merseytravel. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  2. ^ Roby station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved
  3. ^ Roby railway station., Merseyside (2015) Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 22 December 2016
  4. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Broad Green   Northern
Liverpool-Manchester Line
  Huyton
  Northern
Liverpool-Wigan Line
 


Coordinates: 53°24′36″N 2°51′22″W / 53.410°N 2.856°W / 53.410; -2.856