Roby railway station
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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 1⁄2 mile (800 m) west of Huyton. It is operated by Northern, as part of Merseyrail's City Line to Manchester and Wigan North Western.
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. The station has received new customer information screens and a P.A system as part of this work.
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. Shelters are available on the other three platforms, along with digital information screens, timetable poster boards, automatic train announcements and customer help points. Full step-free access is offered to the platforms (to 2, 3 and 4 via lifts).
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.
A Northern Rail Class 142 departs towards Liverpool. Engineering work for the reinstatment of platforms is visible.
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