Town Green railway station

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Town Green National Rail
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Location
Place Aughton
Local authority West Lancashire
Coordinates 53°32′35″N 2°54′16″W / 53.5430°N 2.9044°W / 53.5430; -2.9044Coordinates: 53°32′35″N 2°54′16″W / 53.5430°N 2.9044°W / 53.5430; -2.9044
Grid reference SD401055
Operations
Station code TWN
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 0.149 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.142 million
2013/14 Increase 0.337 million
2014/15 Increase 0.347 million
2015/16 Increase 0.365 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone F
History
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]
1 June 1889 Renamed Town Green and Aughton[1]
5 May 1975 Renamed Town Green[1]
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* 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.
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Town Green railway station is a railway station in Town Green, Aughton, Lancashire, England, situated on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail's Northern Line.

Location[edit]

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 & demolished when the line was resignalled in February 1994 - from October 1970 until to its demise, it remotely operated the points & signalling at Ormskirk as well as at this station.[2]

Facilities[edit]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes (Monday to Saturday daytime) between Ormskirk and Liverpool Central, and every 30 minutes in the evening & all day Sunday.[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  2. ^ "Town Green Signal Box"Line Clear - Signal Boxes in the North West; Retrieved 30 March 2016
  3. ^ Town Green station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 13 December 2016
  4. ^ GB eNRT 2016-17 Edition, Table 105 (Network Rail)

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Aughton Park
towards Ormskirk
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Maghull
towards Liverpool Central