Town Green railway station
|Local authority||West Lancashire|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|2 April 1849||Opened as Town Green|
|1 June 1889||Renamed Town Green and Aughton|
|5 May 1975||Renamed Town Green|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Town Green from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
It is located at the junction of Town Green Lane and Middlewood Road with pedestrian and vehicular access from Middlewood Road. The booking hall opens onto the south bound platform and the Aughton police station now occupies rooms opening off the booking hall. To the Liverpool end of Town Green station on the Ormskirk bound side and behind the signal box there used to be a small loop line with a very low white painted station which was the platform used by Royal trains when the Royal family were visiting Knowsley Hall – the home of Lord Derby or attending the Grand National race meeting at Aintree.
The signal box (erected by British Railways in 1949 to replace an earlier Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway structure dating from 1875) was closed and demolished when the line was resignalled in February 1994 – from October 1970 until to its demise, it remotely operated the points and signalling at Ormskirk as well as at this station.
The station is staffed throughout the day, with the ticket office open from start of service until 00:20. There is a waiting room in the main building and a shelter on the opposite side, with a footbridge linking them. Digital display screens, timetable posters and automatic announcements are used to convey train running information. There are lifts available and step-free access to both platforms.
A Merseyrail Class 507 waits at the Ormskirk-bound platform.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 233. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- "Town Green Signal Box"Line Clear - Signal Boxes in the North West; Retrieved 30 March 2016
- Town Green station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 13 December 2016
- GB eNRT 2017 Edition, Table 105 (Network Rail)
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- Station information for Town Green railway station from Merseyrail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
towards Liverpool Central
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