Walton railway station (Merseyside)

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Walton (Merseyside) National Rail
Footbridge, Walton railway station (geograph 3786926).jpg
Walton railway station, 2013
Location
PlaceWalton
Local authorityLiverpool
Coordinates53°27′22″N 2°57′58″W / 53.4562°N 2.9661°W / 53.4562; -2.9661Coordinates: 53°27′22″N 2°57′58″W / 53.4562°N 2.9661°W / 53.4562; -2.9661
Grid referenceSJ359959
Operations
Station codeWAO
Managed byMerseyrail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.269 million
2014/15Increase 0.273 million
2015/16Decrease 0.271 million
2016/17Decrease 0.261 million
2017/18Decrease 0.248 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneC1
History
Original companyLiverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway
Pre-groupingLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
2 April 1849 (1849-04-02)Opened as Walton Junction
?Renamed Walton (Merseyside)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Walton (Merseyside) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Walton (Merseyside) railway station is a railway station in Walton, Liverpool, England, located to the north of the city centre. It is on the Ormskirk branch of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line.

History[edit]

Originally named Walton Junction when opened by the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway on 2 April 1849, the station was renamed Walton (Merseyside) by British Rail.[1] It is located just to the north of the junction between the Ormskirk and Kirkby branches of the Northern Line.

Facilities[edit]

The station ticket office is staffed throughout the hours of service each day, closing shortly after midnight. At platform level, there are shelters on each side, information screens and timetable notice boards. Automated announcements are also used to convey train running information. Step-free access is only possible from the car park to the southbound platform, as access to the ticket office and via the footbridge to the northbound platform require the use of stairs.[2] There is car parking for 10 vehicles and secure storage for 10 cycles.[3] During November 2018 the height, width and layout of the platforms were adjusted to prepare for Merseyrail's new fleet of trains which are due to be introduced from 2020.[4]

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes (Monday to Saturday daytime) between Ormskirk and Liverpool Central, and every 30 minutes at other times (evenings and all day Sunday).[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 240. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Walton (Merseyside) station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 13 December 2016
  3. ^ "Walton train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  4. ^ Houghton, Tom (21 November 2018). "Crucial details of Christmas Merseyrail station closures revealed". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  5. ^ Table 105 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Orrell Park
towards Ormskirk
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Kirkdale
towards Liverpool Central