Seaforth & Litherland railway station

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Seaforth & Litherland National Rail
Waiting Room, Seaforth and Litherland Railway Station (geograph 2994514).jpg
Location
PlaceSeaforth
Local authoritySefton
Coordinates53°27′57″N 3°00′18″W / 53.4657°N 3.0050°W / 53.4657; -3.0050Coordinates: 53°27′57″N 3°00′18″W / 53.4657°N 3.0050°W / 53.4657; -3.0050
Grid referenceSJ333970
Operations
Station codeSFL
Managed byMerseyrail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.750 million
2015/16Increase 0.759 million
2016/17Increase 0.764 million
2017/18Increase 0.790 million
2018/19Increase 0.871 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneC3
History
Original companyLiverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 October 1850 (1850-10-01)Opened as Seaforth
July 1905Renamed Seaforth and Litherland
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Seaforth & Litherland from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Seaforth & Litherland railway station is a railway station in Seaforth, Merseyside, England, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network. It also serves the adjacent area of Litherland.

There are around four trains per hour, taking around 15 minutes to/from Liverpool Central.

History[edit]

The main section of the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway (LCSR), that between Waterloo and Southport, opened in July 1848.[1] On 1 October 1850, the line was extended southwards to Sandhills, where it connected with an existing line into Liverpool from Preston and from Bury. Among the intermediate stations on the extension was one at Seaforth, 4 12 miles (7.2 km) from the new southern terminus at Liverpool (Tithebarn Street) (later Liverpool Exchange).[2] The LCSR was absorbed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at the start of 1855.[3] Seaforth station was renamed Seaforth and Litherland in July 1905.[4] The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the start of 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948 and in 1978 the station became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line (operated by British Rail until privatised in 1995).

The station also provided a service from 2 July 1905 to Dingle in south Liverpool (and all intermediate stations running parallel with the Liverpool dock system) via Liverpool on the Liverpool Overhead Railway until 30 December 1956, when the LOR was closed and later demolished. The station underwent improvement work in 2009.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed 15 minutes before the first service and 15 minutes after the last service. There is platform CCTV, shelters and a booking office. There are departure and arrival screens on the platform for passenger information. The station has a 48-space car park, a cycle rack with 6 spaces and secure storage for 28 cycles. The station is fully wheelchair accessible and access to the station is via a ramp which is 30 metres long.[5]

Gallery[edit]

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes throughout the day from Monday to Saturday and on summer Sundays to Southport to the north, and to Hunts Cross in Liverpool via Liverpool Central to the south. Winter Sunday services are every 30 minutes in each direction.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 152. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 153
  3. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 154
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 207. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  5. ^ "Seaforth-litherland train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  6. ^ Table 103 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Waterloo
towards Southport
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Bootle New Strand
towards Hunts Cross
Disused railways
Waterloo   Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
North Mersey Branch
  Gladstone Dock
  Liverpool Overhead Railway   Seaforth Sands