Sankey railway station
|Sankey for Penketh|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1874|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sankey for Penketh from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Sankey railway station, also known as Sankey for Penketh, is a railway station in the west of Warrington, Cheshire, England, serving the Great Sankey, Penketh and Whittle Hall areas of the town. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.
The main station building is the original (dating from the opening of the line in 1874) and of a standard style used by the Cheshire Lines Committee. It is used as a booking office and waiting room, though part of the building is a house and another part disused. Passengers have little shelter available when the main building is closed and seats are only available on the Manchester bound platform, which has recently had a shelter installed. The station is staffed on Monday to Saturday mornings (from start of service until 14:30). At other times you must buy a ticket from the conductor on board, all railcard fares are valid. There is a car park outside and the former goods yard has been used for building houses. The station was upgraded in May 2013 with automated announcements and in 2016, digital information screens were added. Step-free access is available to both platforms.
Services are approximately hourly in each direction, towards Widnes and Liverpool Lime Street to the west and towards Warrington Central and Manchester Oxford Road in the east. There are 2 trains per hour during peak hours time and the station is closed on Sundays.
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Manchester to Liverpool Line
Line and station closed
|Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee
Line and station open