St Michaels railway station

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St Michaels National Rail
Station building, St. Michaels railway station (geograph 3787337).jpg
Location
Place St Michael's Hamlet
Local authority Liverpool
Coordinates 53°22′33″N 2°57′10″W / 53.3757°N 2.9529°W / 53.3757; -2.9529Coordinates: 53°22′33″N 2°57′10″W / 53.3757°N 2.9529°W / 53.3757; -2.9529
Grid reference SJ367869
Operations
Station code STM
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.467 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.388 million
2013/14 Increase 0.873 million
2014/15 Increase 0.937 million
2015/16 Increase 0.977 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1
History
1864 Opened
1972 Closed
1978 Reopened
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 St Michaels from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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St Michaels railway station is a railway station in St Michael's Hamlet, Liverpool, England, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail suburban system. It is situated near, but not on St Michael's Road, Aigburth, a short distance to the south of the Lark Lane and Sefton Park neighbourhoods. The main station building sits at street level, over the lines which are in a cutting. Leading down to the platforms, from apertures in the station building, are ramps which were built for the International Garden Festival in 1984.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1864 as part of the Garston and Liverpool Railway line between Brunswick and Garston Dock. In 1865 the station and line were incorporated into the Cheshire Lines Committee.

The station closed in 1972 but reopened in 1978 as part of the KirkbyGarston line of the Merseyrail system. The reopening of the station was part-funded by Marks and Spencer, because of that company's use of the "St Michael" brand; this is recognised by a plaque at the site. Services were extended from Garston to Hunts Cross in 1983, and diverted to Southport instead of Kirkby in 1984.

From 11 December 2006 the Monday-Saturday evening service was increased to run every 15 minutes, instead of half-hourly as previously.

Facilities[edit]

Ramps, which were installed for the International Garden Festival in 1984, allow access to the platforms. Steps to street level (bypassing the ticket office) have been sealed off.

The station is staffed 15 minutes before the first service and 15 minutes after the last service. There are toilets, platform CCTV and a booking office. There are departure and arrival screens on the platform for passenger information. The station has car parking for 4 vehicles, a cycle rack with 12 spaces and secure storage for 28 cycles.[1]

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes, Monday-Saturday to Southport via Liverpool Central to the north, and Hunts Cross to the south. On Sundays, services are every 30 minutes in each direction.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St-michaels train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 103

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brunswick
towards Southport
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Aigburth
towards Hunts Cross
Historical railways
Brunswick
Line open, station closed [sic]
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Garston and Liverpool Railway
  Otterspool
Line open, station closed
Saint James
Line open, station closed